J.D. Power: Business Telecom Satisfaction Highest for Largest Companies, Highlighting SMB Opportunity

Business telecom satisfaction is highest among large companies with 500 or more employees, according to new J.D. Power research. While those companies had overall internet and telephone satisfaction levels of 815 on a 1,000-point scale, the average score for very small businesses with 19 employees...Learn More

Four additional states approve CenturyLink – Level 3 acquisition

Monroe, Louisiana — July 10, 2017 — The states of Alaska, Colorado, New York and Pennsylvania recently approved CenturyLink, Inc.’s (NYSE: CTL) acquisition of Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT). These four states join Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and the District...Learn More

CenturyLink Stream Debuts as Latest OTT Virtual Pay-TV Service, Starting at $45/month

The latest entrant in the growing virtual pay-TV world is CenturyLink Stream, which offers a traditional channel line-up through a streaming OTT solution. CenturyLink has been openly discussing this move for months. The service is now in beta, and it offers a live channel line-up,...Learn More

CenturyLink Offers Gigabit Service to 32,827 Minnesota Businesses

June 14, 2017 — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that fiber-ready broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) are now available to 32,827 small to large business customers  in 1,131 multi-tenant unit (MTU) office buildings in Minnesota, including more than 400 MTUs...Learn More

CenturyLink Fraud Accusation Sends Shares Down Sharply, Lawsuit Pending

An accusation of wide spread CenturyLink fraud practices has both CenturyLink and merger partner Level 3 shares down sharply. A former CenturyLink employee claims she was fired for blowing the whistle on the alleged CenturyLink fraud scheme and is suing the company. According to a...Learn More

CenturyLink Announces CEO Succession Plan

MONROE, La., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that upon closing of the CenturyLink – Level 3 acquisition, Jeff Storey, currently president and CEO of Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT), will join CenturyLink as its president and chief operating officer....Learn More

Minnesota and Virginia Approve CenturyLink – Level 3 Merger

MONROE, La., May 30, 2017 – These two states joined Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia in approving the merger. The merger also recently received regulatory clearance from Puerto Rico and Montana, joining Connecticut, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada and Texas in...Learn More

Digital Transformation Survey: Half of Enterprise-Scale Businesses Have a Formal Strategy

Half of enterprise-scale businesses covered in a globe-spanning digital transformation survey commissioned by CenturyLink and carried out by 451 Research have a formal digital transformation strategy in place. The results indicate the extent to which a new phase of adoption and use of digital information...Learn More

Telecom Data Center Divestiture Trend Continues with CenturyLink, Verizon Sales

The telecom data center divestiture trend continued this week with the news that both CenturyLink and Verizon had completely the sale of data center assets to entities specializing in the data center business. Verizon sold 29 data centers to Equinix, while CenturyLink sold its portfolio...Learn More

CEO Announces Combined CenturyLink-Level 3 Leadership Team

With the acquisition of Level 3 Communications progressing, CenturyLink president and CEO Glen F. Post III announced the combined CenturyLink-Level 3 leadership team that will lead the merged information and communications network services company. Clay Bailey will lead the Level 3-CenturyLink integration team and initiative...Learn More

CenturyLink Wins $6 Million GSA Contract

Washington —  April 10, 2017 — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently won a contract to provide a hosted contact center and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service to the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). CenturyLink will provide the FAS with a hosted contact center that...Learn More

CenturyLink Execs: Central Office Virtualization Begins with DSL Delivery

CenturyLink has big plans for central office virtualization, and the first place the company is implementing those plans involves DSL service delivery, as news announced today illustrates. The company said it was the first carrier to use its own virtualized broadband network gateway (vBNG) based...Learn More

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