Qwest gets railroad deal

Qwest Communications International Inc. will provide a network that will carry a suite of digital services to nearly 60 offices nationwide for the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board.

The board awarded Qwest a $3.5 million task order under the Networx Universal contract for the work. The company will replace the agency's frame relay network with a Multiprotocol Label Switching system, one of the advanced technologies that the Networx contract offers.

The board will use the network for a variety of services, including a contact center that will process claims for retired railroad personnel. The Railroad Retirement Board, an independent federal agency, administers retirement and unemployment programs for railroad workers and their families, under the Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Acts.

The task order spans three years, and is the first deal Denver-based Qwest has signed under the Networx program, according to the company.

About the Author

Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • POWER TRAINING: How to engage your customers

    Don't miss our Aug. 2 Washington Technology Power Training session on Mastering Stakeholder Engagement, where you'll learned the critical skills you need to more fully connect with your customers and win more business. Read More

  • PROJECT 38 PODCAST

    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman interviews Tom Romeo, the leader of Maximus Federal about how it has zoomed up the 2019 Top 100. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.