CenturyLink extends fiber network to data centers and businesses in Jacksonville, Fla.

     CenturyLink extends fiber network to data centers and businesses in
                              Jacksonville, Fla.

PR Newswire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 30, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:
CTL) today announced that it has extended its fiber network into metro
Jacksonville, Fla., connecting to two independent, third-party data centers
and enabling many business customer locations in the Jacksonville metro area
with data and cloud-based services.

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CenturyLink's global network helps address the growing demand from businesses
for increased bandwidth and greater network security. Customers located in the
Jacksonville data centers can now connect to primary or backup Internet
service or long-haul data products using CenturyLink's fiber optic network.
They also gain access to CenturyLink's data solutions portfolio which

  oCenturyLink IQ™ Internet Port - Scalable Internet connectivity at access
    speeds customized to meet any business need.
  oCenturyLink IQ™ Networking Private Port - Flexible and reliable private
    IP-based VPN service that combines voice and data applications onto a
    single network.
  oOptical Wavelength Service - Fully managed, private, point-to-point
    service using dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) technology.

"CenturyLink's data networking products, combined with reliable connectivity
to our nationwide and international network and secure access into data
centers, will help businesses in Jacksonville develop and launch cloud-based
offerings needed in today's fast-paced business environment," said Richard
Twilley, CenturyLink vice president of sales. "By helping businesses tap into
the power of managed hosting and cloud computing, CenturyLink frees them to
focus on what matters most."

More information about CenturyLink products and solutions for businesses can
be found at www.centurylink.com/business.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United
States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by
technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud
infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink
provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select
international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network
and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also
offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and
DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500
company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest
corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.

Website: http://www.centurylink.com
Contact: Meme Moore, +1-303-992-2527, Meme.moore@centurylink.com
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