U.S. West lands telecom deal
- By Bryant Jordan
- Jun 26, 2000
U.S. West, a Denver-based telecommunications company, has snagged its first
major telecom contract from the federal government — a $60 million deal
that it will split with wireless telecom company Winstar Communications
Under the contract, which U.S. West announced June 23, the companies
will be serving Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., area.
It marks Winstar's seventh Metropolitan Area Acquisition award from
the General Services Administration. The companies will provide a range
of communications services, including voice phone, to federal agencies and
offices within a large metropolitan area.
The GSA administers the program with the aim of keeping federal phone
costs down in local areas by permitting regional companies to compete for
The agency already has awarded MAA contracts for Atlanta; Boston; Buffalo,
N.Y.; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami;
New York; St. Louis; and San Francisco.