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Press Release -- April 12th, 2017
Source: CenturyLink

CenturyLink offers gigabit service to more than 13,000 Utah businesses

Fiber-ready services available in 1,150 multi-tenant office buildings across the state

SALT LAKE CITY CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL, news, filings) announced today that fiber-ready broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) are now available to more than 13,000 small to large business customers  in 1,150 multi-tenant unit (MTU) office buildings in Utah.

With 25 percent of the world’s economy expected to be digital by 2020, according to Accenture’s January 2016 Digital Economic Value Index, CenturyLink is pleased to offer MTU-based businesses gigabit service with symmetrical upload and download speeds of 1 Gbps, as well as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), cloud-based services and managed IT solutions.

“By offering fiber-ready services to multi-tenant unit office buildings across the state of Utah, we can more quickly connect our business customers to the power of the digital world and offer them access to the same blazing-fast gigabit service from CenturyLink that enterprises throughout the country already trust for affordable and scalable business solutions,” said Jeremy Ferkin, vice president of Utah operations, CenturyLink. “Because CenturyLink owns, maintains and controls seven fiber routes that transit the state of Utah, we are able to offer the lowest latency connectivity to meet increasing bandwidth demands from businesses.”

“CenturyLink’s continued commitment to delivering advanced, convenient and affordable fiber-based solutions to businesses is helping Utah maintain its standing as one of the best states in the country for business,” stated Theresa Foxley, President and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. “Having CenturyLink’s world-class network infrastructure in Utah is instrumental in helping us attract new businesses of all sizes to the state.”

Businesses within buildings now have access to multiple wide-area network connections delivered over fiber, including multiprotocol label switching virtual private network (MPLS-VPN), metro Ethernet and the latest software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution. A high-speed, high-capacity fiber-enabled broadband connection delivers the highest quality business hosted voice and cloud-based solutions, even when shared among multiple business locations.

Business customers can visit to learn more about CenturyLink’s fiber-based services in Utah, including symmetrical speeds up to 1 Gbps, and to determine if service is available at their location.


About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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