CenturyLink renews telecom contract with U.S. Army at Ft. Stewart

CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) government division is continuing its winning roll, securing a five-year contract with the U.S. Army serving its Fort Stewart, Ga. base.

The Army awarded CenturyLink the new contract--a one-year contract with four one-year options--based on previous performance, when it delivered the services to the agency as Qwest Communications.

Under the terms of the renewed contract, the service provider will continue to provide a mix of Internet, data services, PSTN voice and other telecommunications products and services to support Fort Stewart's operations and soldiers, including the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division.

Fort Stewart is a large facility that stretches over 280,000 acres, including Hunter Army Airfield, and parts of five different counties in southeast Georgia.

Prior to purchasing Qwest, CenturyLink did not have a significant presence in the government market. Recent wins with the Army and the Social Security Administration (SSA) under the Networx Universal contract illustrate how important the public sector, along with other large business segments, are key areas of growth where the telco can continue to build.   

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