CenturyLink lights up private line services for five DoD agencies

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is continuing its ongoing roll in serving the federal government by winning a contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency/Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DISA/DITCO) services for dedicated connections between military bases.

Dedicated for military use, CenturyLink will deliver a mix of services that range from as low as Digital Signal Level (DS)-0 through OC-768 to help DISA/DITCO as it delivers more electronic information over greater distances.

The task order is focused on helping the DISA/DITCO make its respective migration to the General Services Administration (GSA) Networx telecom contract.

Upon completion of the network build out next year, CenturyLink will provide private line services to all Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, including the Air Force, Army, Marines and the Navy.

Getting this contract under CenturyLink belt was made possible by its previously completed acquisition of Qwest Communications, one of the three holders of the GSA Networx and other large-scale DISA/DITCO contract programs, including IP Services and the DISN (Defense Information Systems Network) Access Transport Services.

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