CenturyLink, Inc. today launched CenturyLink SIMPLE for Business, designed to simplify and streamline the purchase of business services for small business customers. CenturyLink customers can take advantage of the first offering under this new service by signing up for CenturyLink SIMPLE Internet, which the company says provides small businesses with the highest available internet speed in their area with no promotional pricing or long-term contract. However, the service does require the purchase or lease of an advanced modem.
According to CenturyLink, the service is available to 1.6 million small business customers across the country.
Small business is constantly evaluating their Internet speed needs, according to CenturyLink, citing a report from analyst firm International Data Corp. that says that nearly one third of small businesses will be prioritizing investments in faster broadband access over the next year. Additionally, during the next 12 months, more than half (55%) of these businesses cite reduction of costs and expenses as a key business priority, so faster internet access is a “must have.”
“We are focused on streamlining and improving the customer experience for small businesses by delivering services that are easy to purchase and offer simplified pricing,” said Vernon Irvin, president, government, education, medium and small business, CenturyLink, in a prepared statement. “We understand a safe, secure and reliable high-speed internet connection is the foundation that allows small businesses to operate effectively.”