Like some of its other ILEC counterparts, CenturyLink was created through the former CenturyTel’s acquisition of Embarq. Seeking to further scale its revenue and overall operations, CenturyLink signed an agreement in April 2010 to purchase Qwest Communications for $22.4 billion, including the assumption of $11.8 billion of Qwest net debt. Since completion of the deal on April 1, 2011, the combined company has local access service capabilities in 37 states and a 180,000 route mile fiber network.

CenturyLink, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Monroe, Louisiana. The company provides a range of communications services, including local and long distance voice, wholesale network access, high-speed Internet access, other data services, and video services in the continental United States. As of December 31, 2009, it operated approximately 7.0 million telephone access lines.

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CenturyLink establishes managed hosting, cloud presence in China

CenturyLink is extending its global managed hosting service set into China, an effort it says is driven initially by U.S.-based multinational corporations (MNCs) that want to establish a presence in the country.

T-Mobile looks to scoop up more 700 MHz spectrum from Triad

T-Mobile US' hunt to score more 700 MHz A Block spectrum continues, with the carrier disclosing that it wants to acquire licenses in that band in four areas across the country, including areas around Reno, Nev., and Anchorage, Alaska.

T-Mobile looking to get more 700 MHz licenses in Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Texas

T-Mobile US is looking to get more 700 MHz A Block spectrum covering parts of Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Texas, as more filings related to the carrier's 700 MHz spectrum purchases trickle out into public view.  

Cox will face off with CenturyLink with 1 Gbps service in Phoenix, other markets

CenturyLink has been making headlines with its plans to launch 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services in 16 cities, but in the Phoenix area it will face off with cable competitor Cox Communications, which will offer similar service in the fourth quarter this year.

Rackspace's shares drop after it ditches plans to sell company

Rackpsace has abandoned its efforts to find a buyer and has chosen to remain independent while naming a permanent CEO to lead the company.

Idaho's statewide broadband contract faces FCC subpoena

Idaho is now facing the scrutiny of the FCC, which has joined others in investigating the state's handling of its statewide broadband network.

CenturyLink's Ewing: We'll pass nearly 2.2M homes with IPTV by end of 2014

CenturyLink plans to pass an additional 300,000 homes with its Prism IPTV service this year. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Communacopia Conference, Stewart Ewing, CFO and EVP of CenturyLink, told investors he expects to end the year with a total of 2.2 million homes passed.

Report: CenturyLink rumored to be making a deal to acquire RackSpace

CenturyLink is looking to acquire RackSpace in an effort to bolster its cloud service capabilities, reports  Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the situation.

CenturyLink accuses Comcast of using lobbying heft to block it from competitive areas

CenturyLink has accused Comcast of using its influence with local government officials to prevent the company from entering markets where the No. 1 cable operator is entrenched.

CenturyLink deepens Canadian data center presence with second Toronto-area facility

CenturyLink has responded to the growing demand from its Canadian market customers for colocation and cloud services by announcing that it has opened its second data center in the greater Toronto area.