CenturyLink wins FCC cloud contract

                     CenturyLink wins FCC cloud contract

Company selected to provide cloud hosting and managed services

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL)
recently won a cloud hosting contract from the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) that could be worth nearly $1.1 million over the next three
years.

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The delivery order was awarded to Savvis Federal Systems Inc., a CenturyLink
company. The company will provide managed, scalable public cloud hosting
services for www.fcc.gov, myfcc.gov and the commission's other public website
domains. The contract is for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and includes
migration of the existing website infrastructure to a CenturyLink cloud data
center.

Last year, CenturyLink won two task orders to provide private Wide Area
Network (WAN) services and Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPS)
to the FCC. The two task orders could be worth close to $10 million over the
course of five years.

By supplying cloud hosting services over a carrier-class network, CenturyLink
is able to provide the FCC with the security and reliability it needs to carry
out its missions, which include maintaining a strong communications
infrastructure that supports our nation's economy, even during times of
emergency.

"CenturyLink is eager to leverage its extensive cloud hosting product
portfolio to support the FCC's many missions, including the commission's
efforts to encourage new technologies to flourish," said Diana Gowen,
CenturyLink Public Sector senior vice president and general manager. "We look
forward to adding our secure cloud hosting solutions to the WAN and MTIPS
solutions we already provide to the FCC."

CenturyLink is ranked No. 48 on Washington Technology's 2013 Top 100 list of
federal government IT contractors.

Disclaimer: This disclaimer is required by Delivery Order No. FCC13G0080. The
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has not reviewed or approved any
statement in this document for accuracy or validity.The FCC and its employees
do not endorse goods or services provided by this firm or any other firm,
except as allowed by 5 C.F.R. § 2635.702(c)(1)-(2), which do not apply here.

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.centurytel.com
Contact: Linda M. Johnson, 202-429-3130, linda.m.johnson@centurylink.com
 
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