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