A technique for fabricating a dual damascene interconnect structure using a low dielectric constant material as a dielectric layer or layers. A low dielectric constant (low-.di-elect cons.) dielectric material is used to form an inter-level dielectric (ILD) layer between metallization layers and in which via and trench openings are formed in the low-.di-elect cons. ILD. The dual damascene technique allows for both the via and trench openings to be filled at the same time.