CenturyLink begins offering 1 gigabit fiber service in its first Las Vegas communitie


Customers can see a 1 gigabit demo at CenturyLink's new retail store in north Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is now offering Internet speeds up to 1 gigibit per second (1 Gbps) to customers in select northwest Las Vegas communities as part of its enhanced fiber network expansion. CenturyLink announced in October it would deliver this ultra-fast broadband technology to residential and small business customers in Las Vegas communities beginning this fall.

The launch of CenturyLink's 1 Gbps service makes Las Vegas one of a few U.S. cities to receive technology that gives residential customers access to Internet speeds 100 times faster than average broadband speeds. The 1 Gbps service is being offered first to residents in the city's northwest area, but will be available to additional communities and small businesses in 2014 as CenturyLink expands its fiber network. This next-generation fiber technology enables CenturyLink to provide a symmetrical service, meaning customers can download and upload information at identical speeds of up to 1 Gbps, eliminating bandwidth constraints that come from simultaneously using multiple devices on the same connection.

"The official launch today of our 1 Gbps fiber service is a huge milestone for Las Vegas," said Jeff Oberschelp, CenturyLink vice president and general manager – Las Vegas. "CenturyLink is pleased to be the company bringing gigabit services to the city and providing local residents and businesses with faster Internet speeds than they have ever been offered. We thank Gov. Sandoval, Mayor Goodman and all of the Las Vegas city officials who recognized the significance of this technology and have supported our efforts here."

The 1 Gbps service uses CenturyLink's fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology to deliver to homes and businesses some of the fastest Internet speeds available in the United States. With this highly advanced service, residential and small business customers in some Las Vegas communities will be able to download a high-definition movie in seconds and stream it from multiple devices, gain instant access to cloud services and applications on demand, and download or upload large multimedia files – all at the same time.

CenturyLink's new retail store at 6592 N. Decatur Blvd. celebrates its grand opening Dec. 7 and will be the only location for residents to see a demonstration of the 1 Gbps service. CenturyLink will make official announcements via Twitter at @centurylinkLV when the network expands into additional Las Vegas communities throughout 2014, and interested customers can also visitwww.centurylink.com/gigabit to sign up for email alerts informing them when fiber services are available in their community. 

CenturyLink's 1 Gbps service can be packaged with the company's advanced PrismTM TV service for $124.94 per month, plus applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges. For information detailing the benefits of CenturyLink's 1 Gbps fiber service, visitwww.centurylink.com/gigabit


About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® PrismTM TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.


Media Contacts:

Matt Guidish, Kirvin Doak Communications

Jason Chan, CenturyLink