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Sprint

Sprint Sprint is a global communications company - at the forefront of integrating long-distance, local and wireless communications services and one of the largest carriers of Internet traffic. Sprint built and operates the United States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network and is a leader in advanced data communications services. Sprint has $20 billion in annual revenues and serves more than 20 million business and residential customers. Founded in 1899, the company maintains its world headquarters in Kansas City.

The rules that govern telecommunications are changing radically. Many of the service categories familiar to customers today will soon change or disappear entirely. The time is coming when customers will no longer distinguish between local, long distance and wireless companies. Customers will get everything they need from a single source, on a single bill and with a single point of contact. Sprint is already showing the way to this extraordinary new world with new products and services for our customers and more than 78,000 employees nationwide, working in a variety of different divisions within the company, are making this single point of contact a reality.

The Sprint Long Distance Division provides global voice, video and data communications services and serves nearly 11 million customer accounts in the U.S. It serves those customers with the United States' only nationwide, 100 percent digital, fiber-optic network.

The company's Local Telecommunications Division provides local telephone service through nearly 8 million customer lines in 18 states. Nearly 100% of local customers are served by digital switching technology, providing a platform for a portfolio of network-based voice, video and data services.

Sprint PCS is building a nationwide network to provide wireless personal communications service (PCS). To date, Sprint PCS has initiated coverage in 280 major metropolitan markets, giving Sprint PCS the largest digital wireless footprint in the nation. Sprint-branded PCS coverage will eventually include a population of nearly 260 million across the U.S.

In addition, Sprint North Supply is a leading nationwide provider of integrated solution for voice, data and teleconferencing needs, cable television, and security and alarm systems. The company offers more than 30,000 products and represents more than 1,300 manufacturers. Another unit, Sprint Publishing & Advertising, is the 7th largest Yellow Pages publisher in the United States. The company publishes more than 320 telephone directories with an annual circulation of more than 20 million across 20 states.

Sprint is also involved in major strategic initiatives:

  • Sprint's emerging businesses include Internet access services, competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) services and international development activities.
  • The Sprint National Integrated Services unit develops Sprint ION, Sprint Integrated On-Demand network. Sprint ION provides homes and businesses with virtually unlimited bandwidth, which means a household or business can conduct multiple activities over a single connection. Phone calls, faxes, fun new advanced applications and use of the Internet can all occur at speeds up to 100 times faster than today's conventional modems - all simultaneously over a single existing telephone line.
  • Sprint provides Internet access through its EarthLink alliance. EarthLink Sprint has a combined base of more than 1,000,000 customers.
  • Sprint Enterprise Network Services provides integration management and support services for distributed computing technology.

Sprint has an unwavering commitment to create an environment supportive of all employees, ensuring fairness and respect for the individual in all areas of employment. We offer the tools to help people achieve their fullest potential because our success ­ as individuals and as a company ­ depends on it.

If youčre ready to connect with the best your career can be we invite you to share your talents and your future with us. Please explore our current opportunities at www. sprint.com/hr.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Also, we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.