As one of the last three remaining RBOCs of the old Bell Operating System, Qwest Communications operates as a local telephone service provider in 14 states, and has a national fiber network backbone serving business, carrier and government customers. Now that its merger with CenturyLink is complete, it is part of an even larger company that has local assets spanning more than 37 states and a combined 180,000 route mile fiber network.

Centurylink-Qwest combined coverage map



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CenturyLink's 40 Mbps broadband in former Qwest markets reaches only 20% of rural customers

CenturyLink's acquisition of Qwest may be long behind it, but the service provider has a ways to go in enhancing the copper last-mile networks in these acquired regions to reach everyone: only 20 percent of rural customers get 40 Mbps or more.

CenturyLink wins 10-year agreement to provide services to Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium

CenturyLink has secured a 10-year agreement to provide services as a founding partner of the U.S. Bank Stadium and the exclusive provider of the Vikings football team.

CenturyLink reaches nearly 50 percent of former Qwest households with 40 Mbps

CenturyLink said that it has continued to make progress in upgrading its existing copper network in the former Qwest serving territory, making it possible for nearly 50 percent of area non-rural customers to get up to 40 Mbps services.

CenturyLink's Gowen looks back on what saved the bacon and ahead to 'a brave new world'

After a nine-year tenure with CenturyLink and its predecessor company Qwest, Diana Gowen is retiring. A 35-year veteran of the telecom industry with a particular focus on the public sector, Gowen recently sat down with Sean Buckley, senior editor of  FierceTelecom, to reflect on the past and share expectations for the future.

CenturyLink's government chief Diana Gowen is retiring

CenturyLink Government's senior VP and general manager Diana Gowen is going to retire at the end of this month after overseeing the business unit for nine years.

CenturyLink's Ewing: We expect to pass 300,000 additional homes with Prism TV

CenturyLink continues to be bullish about its Prism TV product and has set a goal of extending the service to more homes this year, particularly in the markets it entered through its acquisition of Qwest. 

CenturyLink's GPON effort drives business opportunities in former Qwest territories

CenturyLink's acquisition of Qwest  may be long behind it, but according to Clay Bailey, senior vice president of Operations for CenturyLink, those markets are becoming a key target to win back small to medium businesses (SMB) with its 1 Gbps GPON-based service. 

Qwest's former CEO Nacchio takes another step towards prison release

Joe Nacchio, the former CEO of Qwest who was convicted on 19 counts of insider trading in 2007, took one step towards his release from prison by entering a New York-based halfway house.

CenturyLink to 'soft launch' Prism TV in Phoenix next year

CenturyLink is ready to move its Prism TV IPTV service into Phoenix, CEO-President Glenn Post said during a third quarter earnings announcement Wednesday.

CenturyLink sets video sights on Centennial, Colo.

CenturyLink wants to set up an IPTV video franchise in Centennial, Colo., according to a municipal official who said the telco/IPTV service provider expressed interest in the city at the end of August but hasn't yet submitted official paperwork.