CenturyLink launches Seattle gigabit network, delivering speeds up to 1 gigabit per second

   CenturyLink launches Seattle gigabit network, delivering speeds up to 1
                              gigabit per second

Thousands of residential and business customers now have access to some of the
fastest broadband speeds in Seattle

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2014

SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today
announced that symmetrical broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps)
are available to tens of thousands of residential and business customers in
select Seattle neighborhoods through the company's ultra-fast fiber network.
This highly advanced fiber technology provides access to the some of the
fastest upload and download Internet speeds currently available in the U.S.

CenturyLink logo. (PRNewsFoto/CenturyLink, Inc.)

CenturyLink's 1 Gbps fiber service will initially launch in a select number of
Seattle neighborhoods, including Ballard, West Seattle, the Central District
and Beacon Hill, as well as available businesses throughout the Puget Sound
area.

"In a city that boasts some of the world's leading technology providers, it's
critical that residents and businesses have leading technology available to
them," said Sue Anderson, CenturyLink general manager/vice president for
Seattle. "We chose Seattle for this next-generation technology because the
city's tech-savvy customers demand it. CenturyLink is pleased to bring this
product offering to Seattle today."

"We believe increased broadband speeds can lead to both economic and
educational growth opportunities in the Pacific Northwest," said Brian
Stading, CenturyLink region president for the Northwest. "This growth
potential is supported by the trust current businesses put in CenturyLink's
services and the expansion of our fiber network is just another example of why
CenturyLink is a premier supplier of technology and technology solutions in
the Pacific Northwest."

CenturyLink's 1 Gbps service is equivalent to 1,000 Mbps - up to 100 times
faster than today's national average broadband speeds of 10 Mbps or less,
according to industry studies. These speeds allow users to stream
high-definition video content with little to no delays and download movies,
songs and TV shows in seconds.

Businesses throughout Puget Sound, whether located within multi-tenant unit
buildings, strip malls or stand-alone locations, can now benefit from Internet
and data network upload and download speeds of up to 1 Gbps to help increase
productivity and efficiency while working in the cloud, sharing multimedia
files, streaming video content and backing-up data in real-time. By extending
fiber-to-the-premises connections deeper into the business community,
CenturyLink's fast fiber-based business solutions can help the city attract
new businesses and drive economic growth.

"Seattle is technology city, but there are a number of steps we as a city must
take to remain a national leader, including bringing cutting-edge Internet
service to more businesses and residents," said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.
"CenturyLink's investment in 1-gigabit fiber is a very positive step in our
city's much larger effort to increase competition and broaden access to
high-speed Internet – especially for those in underserved areas of our city."

CenturyLink is delivering some of the fastest Internet speeds in the United
States. Today's launch in Seattle coincides with the company's business and
consumer gigabit service launch in 12 other cities and extends the service
already available in parts of Omaha, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.

Residential customers can purchase 1 Gbps service for a monthly recurring
charge of $79.95 when bundled with additional, qualifying CenturyLink
services.

For information detailing this service and to receive updates on when the
service is available in additional Seattle area communities:

  ovisit http://www.centurylink.com/gig
  oBusiness customers can visit www.centurylink.com/seattle for additional
    information.
  oInterested customers can also receive updates by following CenturyLink
    Seattle on Twitter (@CenturyLinkSEA)

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.centurylink.com
Contact: Meg Andrews, (206)-733-5124, Meg.Andrews@CenturyLink.com
 
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