Qwest Communications International Inc., incorporated in 1988, provides local telecommunications and related services, intralocal access and transport area (IntraLATA) long-distance services and wireless, data and video services within its local service area that consists of the 14-state region of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The Company provides InterLATA long-distance services outside its local service area and switched InterLATA long-distance services (as a reseller) in all states within its local service area other than Arizona. Qwest also aims to provide reliable, scalable and secure broadband data, voice and video communications outside its local service area, as well as globally. The Company markets and sells its products and services to consumer and business customers. It also provides its products and services to other telecommunications providers on a wholesale basis.