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 outlines first Denver neighborhoods to get 1 Gbps service

CenturyLink has named the first Denver neighborhoods that will be getting its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service, reports the  Denver Business Journal.

CenturyLink wants Congress to update the 1992 Cable Act

CenturyLink has made a plea to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee to reform the 1992 Cable Act so new entrants in the video services race can more effectively negotiate prices for content.

CenturyLink revamps Colorado leadership, continues 1 Gig rollout

CenturyLink has taken steps to reorganize its local management team in Colorado by replacing Scott Russell, a veteran general manager in its Denver market. Taking Russell's place is Penny Larson, CenturyLink's VP of Colorado, who will take on Denver as part of her responsibilities.

Verizon FiOS maintains top spot on Netflix's ISP speed index, but cable gains traction

Verizon has once again taken the top spot on Netflix's monthly U.S. ISP Speed Index, maintaining its lead over a group of aggressive cable operators that are gaining ground in the speed race.

FCC's Wheeler says 25/3 Mbps should define broadband

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is once again looking to change the status quo of U.S. broadband by proposing to raise the current definition of broadband from 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream.

Verizon's desire to sell parts of its wireline network could kick off new consolidation trend

Verizon may still be one of the largest wireline telcos in the U.S., but it's clear that the telco's ongoing focus to trim non-essential assets and increase its market share in the wireless industry is driving it to consider selling some of its fixed line assets.

CenturyLink's Ewing: We're looking at over-the-top video

CenturyLink is considering its own movement into the growing over-the-top (OTT) video market segment, a top company executive told investors.

CenturyLink taps cloud expert Meehan to lead its public sector division

CenturyLink didn't have to look too far to find a permanent replacement to lead its government division, naming company veteran Tim Meehan to permanently take over the role that was vacated when Diana Gowen retired last June.

Net neutrality, Google Fiber highlight transition, change in 2014: Year in Review

As we look to close out yet another year here at  FierceTelecom,  it's time to reflect back on the major news themes of the past year. Net neutrality and consolidation were just a couple of the key topics that will continue to dominate the industry.  Once you've checked out this year's biggest stories, let us know what you think in the comments.

Alcatel-Lucent's Alwan: SDN creates new automation opportunities for service providers

Alcatel-Lucent said that it sees software-defined networking (SDN) technology becoming a tool that service providers will use to automate their network and service delivery functions.