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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AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink brace for GSA's upcoming EIS telecom contract

A group of the largest telcos, including AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink, will soon be turning their attention to the General Service Administration's (GSA) Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract, the follow-on to the multi-billion dollar Networx telecom contract.

CenturyLink will look at M&A deals that could bolster its business portfolio, says Ewing

CenturyLink has been a bit quiet on the acquisition front lately at a time when the wireline industry is going through another key round of consolidation led by Frontier Communications and Level 3 Communications, but it will consider a deal if it makes sense.

PON deployments drove up broadband access market to $11.5B in 2014, says Dell'Oro

The ongoing deployment of PON, particularly GPON, for fiber-to-the-premises services has helped drive up the total broadband access market segment to $11.5 billion in 2014, according to a new Dell'Oro Group report.

Report: CenturyLink's cloud chief Higginbotham to depart

CenturyLink's key cloud guru Andrew Higginbotham is going to be leaving the telco after a 14-year tenure with the company, according to a  Gigaom  report.

CenturyLink's Phoenix fiber network restored after being compromised by vandals

CenturyLink said it has restored service in north Phoenix and northern Arizona after repairing a fiber line that it said was "deliberately cut" in the New River area.

CenturyLink serves up cloud cost estimator tool for channel partners

CenturyLink is adding a cloud services estimator to its portfolio, a new feature that will allow its channel partner customers to get a better handle on the cloud service spending that they broker for their business clients.

CenturyLink, Ciena conduct live Terabit trial in central Florida

CenturyLink is taking a look at what lies beyond 100G transmission by completing a 1 Terabit (Tbps) trial on a part of its fiber network in central Florida with vendor partner Ciena.

IPTV market to grow 14%, says ABI Research

If you're trying to find the next source of pay-TV market growth, look no further than IPTV, one that ABI Research says will grow 14 percent.

CenturyLink, IBM target big data, cloud services with software tech project in Louisiana

CenturyLink has established a partnership with IBM and the state of Louisiana to develop a new applications development innovation center in Monroe, La.

FCC's 25 Mbps broadband definition isn't dampening CenturyLink's investment plans

CenturyLink may be the third largest telco, but it is clearly taking a contrary view over its larger ILEC brothers AT&T and Verizon on the FCC's recent move to redefine broadband speeds to be a minimum of 25/3 Mbps.