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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Mediacom puts broadband squeeze on CenturyLink Iowa with 305 Mbps tier

CenturyLink may be the incumbent telco in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but it is now facing a bigger threat from local cable operator Mediacom, which is planning to roll out a 305 Mbps speed tier. 

Mediacom hikes broadband speeds to 305 Mbps to compete with CenturyLink

Facing competition from telco CenturyLink in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mediacom is reportedly looking to raise its broadband speeds to 305 Mbps via what it calls the Ultra 305 level of service.

CenturyLink plans to reduce carbon exhaust by 20% by 2024

CenturyLink has set some ambitious goals to cut its carbon footprint with a target to reduce its direct (exhaust) by 20 percent by 2024 and indirect (electricity) by terabyte of throughput by 25 percent by the year 2024.

CenturyLink restores 911 service in Washington, Oregon

CenturyLink has restored its E-911 services throughout Washington and Oregon after systems in both states were down, reports  The Olympian.

U.S. fiber penetration reaches 39.3 percent of buildings, says VSG

Ongoing aggressive rollouts of fiber by a host of incumbent telcos, CLECs and cable operators throughout 2013 has helped to narrow the U.S. fiber gap by expanding facilities to 39.3 percent of commercial buildings with 20 or more employees, according to new research from Vertical Systems Group.

CenturyLink to ax 107 CWA union technicians in 8 states

CenturyLink is going to dismiss 107 of its Communications Workers of America (CWA) union network and equipment installation technicians in eight states that made up Qwest's territory, reports  The Denver Post.

CenturyLink, Verizon, others sharpen their data analytics skills

The use of telecom analytics is becoming a bigger factor in the wireline segment of the telecom industry as service providers look to retain their customer base and get a better handle on their specific usage behaviors and preferences. 

CenturyLink could gain new leverage to expand Seattle broadband

CenturyLink might be gaining the leverage it needs to expand its broadband footprint throughout Seattle if current Mayor Ed Murray is able to ease the telco's ability to place remote terminal (RT) cabinets on sidewalks near residential homes, reports  The   Seattle Times.

Equinix, NTT dominate North America, APAC colocation markets, says Synergy

Equinix continues to be a frontrunner in the colocation market, taking charge of both the North America and EMEA market, while NTT took the top spot in the APAC region in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a Synergy Research Group report.

CenturyLink builds $1.7M protected fiber network for DISA

CenturyLink has been tapped by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to build a fiber network for three Air Force bases in the Colorado Springs area.