CenturyLink wins GSA Networx contract extension through 2020

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) will be able to supply services to federal government agencies via the General Services Administration's (GSA) Networx program until 2020 as the telco got a three-year extension to the contract.

Set to originally expire in spring 2017, the service provider's Networx Universal contract has been extended through the end of March 2020 and its Networx Enterprise contract has been extended through the end of May 2020.

Each of the contract extensions include a one-year base period with two one-year options.

Similar to the FTS-2001 contract, the predecessor to Networx, these extensions will give federal agencies more time to transition their services to the upcoming Enterprise Infrastructure Services (EIS) program, which is currently an active procurement. 

Another key element of the extension is that CenturyLink can help its federal agency customers transition to the cloud.

The service provider recently began offering government customers a new infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) service option to its Government Cloud, rounding out its hybrid cloud services portfolio. Initially available via the Networx contract, the carrier plans to make it available on other GSA contracts.

For more:
- see the release

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