CenturyLink expands its gigabit service to 16 cities, delivering broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second

  CenturyLink expands its gigabit service to 16 cities, delivering broadband
                      speeds up to 1 gigabit per second

Service available now to thousands of residential and business customers

PR Newswire

MONROE, La., Aug. 5, 2014

MONROE, La., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today
announced that symmetrical broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps)
are available now to residential and business customers in select locations in
16 cities through its ultra-fast fiber network. Thousands of customers can
begin enjoying the benefits of gigabit speeds and hundreds of thousands of
residential and business customers will also have access to these advanced
fiber services within the next 12 months.

CenturyLink expands its gigabit service to 16 cities, delivering symmetrical
broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second.

CenturyLink is using fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology to provide these
ultra-fast broadband speeds to residential and business customers in select
locations within ten cities and to business customers in an additional six
cities:

Residential and Business           Business
• Columbia, Mo.                    • Albuquerque, N.M.
• Denver                           • Colorado Springs, Colo.
• Jefferson City, Mo.              • Phoenix
• Las Vegas                        • Sioux Falls, S.D.
• Minneapolis-St. Paul • Spokane, Wash.
• Omaha                            • Tucson, Ariz.
• Orlando
• Portland
• Salt Lake City
• Seattle

Speeds up to 1 Gbps allow users to stream high-definition video content with
little to no delays and download movies, songs and TV shows in seconds.
Residential customers who have multiple devices connected to one Internet
connection in the home will have more than enough capacity and speed to
support other uses of broadband such as online gaming, home automation, and
increasingly important cloud services.

"While some providers talk about bringing broadband speeds of 1 gigabit per
second to their customers in the future, CenturyLink is delivering these
speeds today to thousands of residential and business customers, making us one
of the fastest broadband providers in these communities," said Shirish Lal,
CenturyLink senior vice president of marketing. "We are providing these cities
a reliable network with ultra-fast broadband speeds that help create a
foundation for a strong community, attract new businesses and drive economic
growth."

CenturyLink's 1 Gbps service has been deployed in these 16 cities to meet the
needs of businesses of all sizes with secure network capabilities and access
to CenturyLink's private and public cloud offerings and its more than 55
worldwide data centers. One gigabit speeds help businesses increase
productivity and efficiency by allowing them to gain instant access to cloud
business applications, share multimedia files, stream video content, and back
up data in real time. CenturyLink's symmetrical upload and download fiber
speeds of up to 1 Gbps outperform the slower speeds available through many
basic business broadband providers, including cable companies.

This multi-city residential and business service offering extends
CenturyLink's 1 Gbps service already available to residential customers in
certain parts of Omaha and Las Vegas and select business customers in Salt
Lake City.

Residential and business customers in the cities where CenturyLink is offering
ultra-fast broadband connections can go to www.centurylink.com/gig to find out
if broadband speeds up to 1 Gbps are available to them. If not, they can sign
up to receive an email alert when the service becomes available in their
neighborhood.

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^TM 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.

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SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.

Website: http://www.centurytel.com
Contact: Stephanie Meisse, (419) 610-3142, stephanie.n.meisse@centurylink.com
 
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