BJ’s Wholesale Club to Use Qwest for Data Networking

NATICK, Mass. — BJ's Wholesale Club has completed a multi-year, multimillion-dollar data networking agreement with Qwest Communications International, Denver, Qwest announced yesterday.

NATICK, Mass. — BJ's Wholesale Club here has completed a multi-year, multimillion-dollar data networking agreement with Qwest Communications International, Denver, Qwest announced yesterday. Qwest will connect all of BJ's 175 club locations with Qwest iQ Networking services — Qwest's wide-area network (WAN) solution — and be the company’s primary data network provider for data services. Qwest's nationwide IP network will permit BJ's to eventually combine its voice and data applications on a single private network. "Qwest IP Networking services will allow BJ's to improve operational effectiveness, provide enhanced member services and establish a foundation to meet future business opportunities," said John Polizzi, BJ’s senior vice president and chief information officer, in a statement.

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