CenturyLink expands IPTV service in Denver

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is moving forward with its plans to bring its Prism IPTV service to Denver residents after the City Council approved a 10-year video franchise agreement with the telco earlier this week.

Colorado customers already have access to Prism in other areas of the state, including Jefferson County, Douglas County and Colorado Springs.

What's significant about the Denver rollout is, similar to Omaha and Las Vegas, it is one of only a few communities that can get IPTV along with the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service.

In January, the service provider said it is offering the 1 Gbps service in 16 of the city's core neighborhoods and will be connecting more of its customers to the service.

Penny Larson, vice president of operations for CenturyLink Colorado, confirmed in an interview with KUSA-TV that the Prism service will be available "in those 16 neighborhoods such as Villa Park, Wash Park and Cory and we'll continue to expand it into other areas."

Larson took over leadership of CenturyLink's Denver market in January as part of the company's broader effort to reorganize its local management team in Colorado.

Among the various features CenturyLink is offering with its Prism IPTV service are 201 high-definition video channels, whole home DVR and a wireless set-top box that allows consumers to set up their TV anywhere in their house--including the backyard--to watch their favorite shows.

Prism TV overall has been a growing element in its consumer market segment.

During the fourth quarter, CenturyLink added about 12,900 new Prism TV customers, ending the period with a total of 242,000 customers while increasing the penetration rate to about 2.4 million homes passed to 10.2 percent.

For more:
- KUSA-TV has this article

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