CenturyLink reels in contract with state of Arizona

CenturyLink wins a network contract with the state of Arizona to provide network connectivity and IT services for all of Arizona's state government agencies. (Pixabay)

CenturyLink locked up a multi-year contract with the state of Arizona to provide network connectivity and managed IT services across all state government agencies. Under the new "AZNet" contract, CenturyLink will also provide local and wide area network management, Wi-Fi, security, unified voice communications, data center and cloud services.

CenturyLink won an expanded version of a previous contract that now includes cloud-based integrated security, automation and orchestration services. The new contract has a five-year term and two one-year options. The contract is worth a total of $173 million over the course of all seven years.

CenturyLink has more than 27,000 fiber-route miles in Arizona, and close to 13,000 on-net buildings.

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RELATED: CenturyLink to provide voice services for NASA

In June, NASA awarded CenturyLink a second contract, this time assigning all of its voice traffic to the Louisiana-based telecom giant. The previous contract, awarded in April 2019, tapped CenturyLink to build NASA's backbone network at the agency's Houston headquarters.

Under the new contract, CenturyLink will also provide network connectivity service to NASA's regional research facilities and space centers.

On the federal level, CenturyLink was the first supplier to receive authority to operate under the General Service Administration's EIS contract last year. Since then, the company has landed contracts with the Department of the Interior, the Department of Defense and the Social Security Administration.

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