CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) may not have Fiber to the Home ambitions of its larger ILEC counterpart Verizon (NYSE: VZ), but the launch of its 25 Mbps service in Flathead Valley, Mont. shows that the service provider sees a market for higher speed broadband.
An obvious benefit of the high speed service is it will make the community more attractive to businesses and residents that reside in the area.
The new 25 Mbps service was hailed by Kellie Danielson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Montana West Economic Development Corporation as a way to make their town "more appealing to companies as we work together to help expand business opportunities."
Although CenturyLink gave little details about service pricing, a website promotion priced the service at $54.95 when purchased as part of a service bundle.
Apparently, the CenturyLink's Flathead Valley debut is part of a wider company service initiative. According to Broadband DSL Reports, rumors have emerged that the service provider is testing the 25 Mbps service in a number of markets, including Las Vegas and Naples, Fla.
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