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CenturyLink cuts PSTN power consumption by 37 percent by 'grooming' Class 5 switches

CenturyLink has set a goal to reduce power consumption on its public switched telephone network by nearly 22,000 megawatt-hours a year, reducing greenhouse gas emissions as more customers migrate to VoIP and mobile voice services.

CenturyLink says dark fiber for E-Rate applications should not be treated as "special construction"

CenturyLink says that a request made by the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology to classify dark fiber leases or indefeasible rights of use agreements as special construction could have grave consequences.

CenturyLink activates two 100G New York-to-London links on Aqua Comms submarine cable

CenturyLink has taken another step in expanding its European presence by activating two 100G wavelengths on the desirable New York-to-London route via Aqua Comms' new submarine cable network.

Google Fiber holds off on Portland 1 Gig launch, may be exploring other service options

Google Fiber's mission to bring 1 Gbps service to Portland, Oregon, has hit another snag. The service provider is going to delay the buildout for the near future, according to a group of contractors and others close to Google Fiber that would be working to build out the fiber network.

Verizon awarded GSA Networx contract extension, prepares for EIS follow-on contract

Verizon has been granted an extension of the General Services Administration's Networx telecom services program, enabling the telco's public sector customers to continue purchasing services while paving a path to the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract.

CenturyLink-led coalition calls for peer review of FCC's special access proposal

A CenturyLink-led coalition of six service providers has called for a peer review of the FCC's notice of proposed further rulemaking on its special access reform proposal, citing what they say is a flawed analysis of the market.

CenturyLink to begin metered billing trial of DSL users

CenturyLink will launch a metered billing trial focusing on select DSL customers in Yakima, Washington, meaning that subscribers will face overage fees if they go over a certain monthly usage limit.

CenturyLink and Frontier need to up investment to compete with Comcast and Charter, analyst says

Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery says CenturyLink and Frontier Communications "need to increase capital spending to be more competitive" with cable operators in their regions, specifically Comcast and Charter.

CenturyLink, Frontier will need to increase capital to compete with Charter and Comcast

CenturyLink and Frontier are going to face more powerful competitive forces in Charter Communications and Comcast, two cable operators that have been increasing their network footprints via acquisitions and organic builds while upping broadband speeds in multiple markets.

CenturyLink wins $29M disaster recovery services deal with U.S. banking overseer

CenturyLink has won a contract with a $29 million ceiling to provide disaster recovery services to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which oversees the U.S. banking system.