CenturyLink snags $10M in DISA Ethernet service contracts

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has won four fair opportunity task order awards from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) that are worth up to $10 million combined, deepening its presence with the agency.

Running through May 2017, the new task orders were awarded via the General Services Administration's (GSA) Networx Enterprise contract.

Under the terms of the agreement, CenturyLink will provide Ethernet private line and IP services to support data services for global Defense Information Systems Network users in the United States. The task orders support these network services in four regions: Colorado Springs, Colo., Arlington-Norfolk, Va., Huntsville, Ala., and Omaha, Neb. 

While the task orders are new, CenturyLink is hardly a novice in serving DISA.

In December 2015, CenturyLink along with AT&T (NYSE: T), Level 3, Verizon Business (NYSE: VZ) and a host of other service providers were invited to participate in DISA's $4.3 billion data service contract. Earlier, DISA tapped the service provider to build a fiber network for three Air Force bases in the Colorado Springs area.

Besides working with DISA, CenturyLink has also won orders with the Department of Defense (DoD) to upgrade the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) to support 40 Gbps at five of its supercomputing locations. DREN is a far-reaching fiber network that links five DoD supercomputing facilities to 4,300 scientists at more than 150 agencies and research sites within the United States.

For more:
- see the release
Related articles:
AT&T, CenturyLink, Level 3, and Verizon Business get invited to the DoD $4.3B services contract
CenturyLink builds $1.7M protected fiber network for DISA
Level 3 wins seat on DISA's Global Network Services multi-year contract


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