CenturyLink, like its fellow RBOC AT&T, has been conservative about transforming its last mile network that leverages a hybrid copper/fiber fiber to the node architecture, but its new pilot in Omaha shows that it wants to consider fiber to the premises as part of its broader last mile access toolkit.
Matt Beal, CTO of CenturyLink, is leading the telco's move to begin a 1 Gbps fiber to the premises service trial in Omaha. Sean Buckley speaks with Beal about what's driving its 1 Gbps pilot deployment and what the trial means for the telco.
Verizon's FiOS TV was the top ranked subscription TV service in the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index released Tuesday, while Charter Communications generated the most improvement compared to last year's survey.
CenturyLink's chief financial officer said that its aggressive fiber to the tower plans will help it stabilize revenue and reduce maintenance costs.
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CenturyLink's Prism TV IPTV service provided a much-needed revenue and subscriber boost to the carrier's first quarter earnings and continued to play an integral role in the telco's overall "broadband initiative," company executives said during comments on those Q1 results.
CenturyLink saw an uptick in broadband and Prism IPTV subscribers that drove up its Q1 2013 strategic consumer revenues 5.4 percent year-over-year to $620 million, but the carrier's overall consumer revenues declined, and it forecast "significantly lower" broadband growth in the next quarter.
CenturyLink reported on Tuesday afternoon that most of the outages that left an estimated 1 million consumer and business broadband customers without Internet service in 21 states has been restored.
CenturyLink is grappling with a nationwide Internet outage that's left customers without Internet access in 21 states. The telco confirmed the outage on its Facebook page but at deadline had not responded to inquiries about the cause of the problem.