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

CFO: CenturyLink, Level 3 Synergies Include Moving Connections On-Net

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Now that the CenturyLink, Level 3 merger has been completed, the company is pursuing synergies, as Sunit Patel, CFO of the merged company, still known as CenturyLink, explained at an investor conference today. Some of the CenturyLink, Level 3 synergies — including reduced head count...Learn More

Telco Video Landscape Changing as Consolidated Launches DIRECTV NOW Streaming OTT

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Consolidated Communications will begin marketing AT&T’s OTT streaming service DIRECTV NOW, the company announced today. DIRECTV NOW (DTVN) offers a streaming live channel line-up and video-on-demand and is positioned as a lower-cost option to traditional pay-TV video, delivered over-the-top. It’s an interesting move for Consolidated,...Learn More

Ethernet Leaderboard: CenturyLink Overtakes AT&T for the Top Spot

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In its year-end 2017 Carrier Ethernet Leaderboad, Vertical Systems Group announced a major change. For the first time since 2005, a company rather than AT&T has captured the top spot, with CenturyLink now in first place. CenturyLink’s ascendency was made possible by its merger in...Learn More

CenturyLink Launches Adaptive Network Security Mobility

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MONROE, La., Jan. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — For businesses weighing the advantages of an increasingly mobile workforce against the need to protect sensitive information in today’s complex cybersecurity landscape, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) is unveiling Adaptive Network Security Mobility. Adaptive Network Security Mobility is a network solution that enables remote users to...Learn More

CenturyLink Rural Broadband Expansion Includes 600K Additional Locations

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An additional 600K homes and businesses in rural markets are connected to broadband thanks to funding from the Connect America Fund (CAF) for CenturyLink rural broadband expansion, the company announced today. The carrier committed to the FCC CAF II program in 2015, accepting $3 billion,...Learn More

CenturyLink CFO: Integrating Level 3 is a Priority, But Digitizing the Customer Experience is As Well

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The top priority for CenturyLink for 2018 will be integrating the operations of Level 3, said CenturyLink CFO Sunit Patel yesterday. Other CenturyLink priorities for 2018 will include making the customer experience digital and positioning the company to offer its network on a shared services...Learn More

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