AT&T Data Center Sale Will Yield $1.1 Billion for Debt Paydown

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AT&T said today that it will sell 31 data centers to Brookfield Infrastructure. The AT&T data center sale encompass 18 U.S. data centers and 13 data centers outside the U.S. Although today’s press release stopped short of describing the transaction as an outright data center...Learn More

CenturyLink Helps Connect Customers to Google Cloud Globally

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MONROE, La., June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced support for Google Cloud Partner Interconnect, a service from Google Cloud that allows customers to connect to Google Cloud Platform from anywhere. With Partner Interconnect, customers can now choose CenturyLink Cloud Connect Solutions to provide connectivity from their...Learn More

CenturyLink Selected As An Authorized ISP By National Research and Education Network

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WASHINGTON, June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that it has been selected as an authorized commercial internet service provider by The Quilt, a national coalition of non-profit U.S. regional research and education networks representing 40 networks and more than 900 educational institutions across the country....Learn More

CenturyLink: Enterprise is Tip of the Spear, But Consumer Biz Alone is Still a Fortune 500 Company

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CenturyLink used a keynote speaking session today at the Fiber Broadband Association’s Fiber Connect show to continue delivering the message of an ongoing CenturyLink transformation to that of an enterprise-first carrier. It’s a theme that’s been quite evident since closing on their acquisition of Level...Learn More

CenturyLink Secures Certifications for Cisco Powered Cloud and Managed DNA Services Worldwide

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MONROE, La., May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that the company is the first Cisco alliance partner to secure certifications for all cloud and managed DNA services based on the Cisco Meraki platform. CenturyLink’s services were tested and validated for the ability to deliver...Learn More

Third Level 3 Assets Divestiture Announced as DOJ Approves CenturyLink Tuscon Deal

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A third Level 3 assets divestiture deal was revealed today, as CenturyLink announced the Department of Justice (DOJ) approved a sale of assets in Tucson, Ariz. to First Digital Telecom. As a condition of approval for the Level 3 acquisition, CenturyLink was required to divest...Learn More

CenturyLink Enlists Adaptive Threat Intelligence to Fight Cybercrime, Monitors 1.3 Billion Security Events Daily

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CenturyLink cybercrime initiatives have expanded as the company moves past the integration of Level 3 and consolidates technology across its now larger footprint. The company now monitors more than 114 million NetFlow sessions and 1.3 billion security events daily. It mitigates approximately 120 distributed denial...Learn More

Global Ethernet Service Provider Leaderboard: CenturyLink Makes its Debut

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The top seven Ethernet service providers in Vertical Systems Group’s 2017 Global Ethernet Leaderboard are (in order) Orange Business Services (France), AT&T (U.S.), Colt (U.K.), CenturyLink (U.S.), BT Global Services (U.K.), Verizon (U.S.) and NTT (Japan). The Leaderboard tracks providers with a 4% or more...Learn More

CenturyLink Divestiture of Level 3 Assets Process Continues, UPN Now in Play

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A second deal this week concerning CenturyLink divestiture of Level 3 assets was announced by the company, with news that the Department of Justice has approved the sale of certain Level 3 assets to Unite Private Networks (UPN) of Kansas City. When completed, UPN will...Learn More

Syringa Networks Moves Closer to Acquiring Level 3 Network Assets

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The Department of Justice has approved the purchase of Level 3 network assets in Idaho by Boise, Idaho based Syringa Networks. The deal fulfills certain divestiture requirements imposed by the DOJ for approval of CenturyLink’s acquisition of Level 3. The deal is only for the...Learn More

CenturyLink CEO Post Announces Early Retirement

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CenturyLink CEO Glen F. Post, III intends to retire effective the day of CenturyLink’s 2018 Annual Shareholder Meeting in May, the company announced today. Post had previously announced his intention to retire effective Jan. 1, 2019. President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Storey will become...Learn More

CenturyLink Wins Managed Services Contract With State of Texas

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MONROE, La., March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it was awarded a managed services contract with the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). State and local government, public education and other public entities in Texas can continue to procure CenturyLink’s comprehensive managed services through this new...Learn More

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