CenturyLink revamps Colorado leadership, continues 1 Gig rollout

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has taken steps to reorganize its local management team in Colorado by replacing Scott Russell, a veteran general manager in its Denver market.

Taking Russell's place is Penny Larson, CenturyLink's VP of Colorado, who will take on Denver as part of her responsibilities.

"It's more of a realignment," said Larson, who is based in Colorado Springs, according a report in The Denver Post. "It improves our ability to deliver our new technologies and solutions. We will continue to invest in local resources, such as engineering technicians, retail outlets and related positions."

Russell, who left CenturyLink at the end of last month, would not provide a comment about why he left or the reorganization of the local management team.

One of the things that Russell, who had come to CenturyLink when the company acquired Qwest in 2011, will be known for is the service provider's movement to extend 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service to the Denver area.

Although a previous effort that Qwest began was put on hold, CenturyLink said in August that Denver was one of the 16 target cities where it would offer its 1 Gbps FTTH service.

CenturyLink said that the 1 Gbps service is available only to Denver residential customers, but would not say what neighborhoods were eligible to order the service. The service provider told The Denver Post that it would provide an update on its progress later this month.

Besides the FTTH service, CenturyLink offers customers up to 20 Mbps over its fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) network that delivers service over a hybrid copper and fiber-based network to each customer using a mix of VDSL2 and ADSL2+ technology.

For more:
- The Denver Post has this article

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