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 plans to equip 505 Utah housing developments with FTTH

CenturyLink may be facing new competition from Google Fiber in Salt Lake City, but the telco has some ambitious plans to expand its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service by bringing it to 505 new multi-unit housing developments this year in Utah.

CenturyLink expands IPTV service in Denver

CenturyLink is moving forward with its plans to bring its Prism IPTV service to Denver residents after the City Council approved a 10-year video franchise agreement with the telco earlier this week.

Cable becomes emerging special access source for CLECs, but trails AT&T and CenturyLink's ubiquity

Cable operators are in an interesting position to drive new competition in the wholesale special access market, giving CLECs the ability to connect their multi-site business customers in areas where they can't economically reach with their own facilities today.

Google Fiber takes on CenturyLink, Comcast in Salt Lake City with 1 Gbps service

Google Fiber is extending is presence in Utah by naming Salt Lake City as the next city where it will deliver its 1 Gbps-capable fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service, challenging the trio of incumbent players AT&T, CenturyLink and Comcast.

CenturyLink forbearance ruling could set off competitive dogfight

CenturyLink has received forbearance on dominant-carrier regulation from the FCC related to its packet-switched and optical switching services, but competitive groups say the decision could set a dangerous precedent of jacking up wholesale rates for CLECs.

CenturyLink brings public cloud service to Singapore

CenturyLink is enhancing the reach of its public cloud platform in the Asia-Pacific region by making the service available in one of its data centers in Singapore.

AT&T strengthens solution partner bond with new partner exchange features

AT&T is roping in a number of new features for its two-year-old Partner Exchange platform, one that currently includes more than 275 solution provider partners.

AT&T, Verizon remain top incumbent Ethernet providers, says VSG

AT&T and Verizon may be facing new challenges from a host of new cable and CLEC competitors, but out of the incumbent telcos the pair continues to be the dominant duo in the Ethernet services market, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.

CenturyLink taps Cyan to deliver NFV-based services to enterprise, SMB customers

CenturyLink has taken another step forward with its software-based on-demand network plans by deploying Cyan's Blue Planet as its network functions virtualization (NFV) Orchestrator to deliver services to both its growing base of large enterprise and small to medium-sized business customers.

CenturyLink CTO Hussain revamps cloud, on-demand network strategy

CenturyLink's new CTO, Aamir Hussain, may have only joined the company in October, but the former Covad and Liberty Global executive is wasting no time making his mark--by realigning CenturyLink's cloud and on-demand network-services plans.