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100 CenturyLink Drive

Monroe, LA 71203

United States

Phone: 318-388-9000

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CenturyLink, Inc., an integrated communications company, engages in providing a range of communications services to its residential and business customers. The company’s communications services include local and long-distance voice, high-speed Internet, multi-protocol label switching (MPLS), private line (including special access), data integration, Ethernet, colocation, managed hosting (including cloud hosting), network, public access, video, wireless, and other ancillary services. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 11.7 million total access lines. The company operates 74% of its total access lines in portions of Colorado, Arizona, Washington, Minnesota, Florida, North Carolina, Oregon, Iowa, Utah, New Mexico, Missouri, and Nevada. The company also provides local service in portions of Idaho, Ohio, Wisconsin, Virginia, Texas, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Montana, Alabama, Indiana, Arkansas, Wyoming, Tennessee, New Jersey, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas, Louisiana, South Carolina, Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and California. In the portion of these 37 states where the company has access lines, which it refers to as its local service area, the company is the incumbent local telephone company. As of December 31, 2015, the company served approximately 6.0 million high-speed Internet subscribers and 285 thousand Prism TV subscribers. The company also operates 59 data centers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Segments The company operates through two segments, Business and Consumer. Business This segment consists generally of providing strategic, legacy and data integration products and services to small, medium and enterprise business, wholesale and governmental customers, including other communication providers. The company’s strategic products and services offered to these customers include its MPLS, private line (including special access), Ethernet, high-speed Internet, colocation, managed hosting, cloud hosting and other ancillary services. The company’s legacy services offered to these customers primarily include switched access, local and long-distance voice services, including the sale of unbundled network elements (UNEs), which allow its wholesale customers to use all or part of its network to provide voice and data services to their customers. The company’s data integration offerings include the sale of telecommunications equipment located on customers' premises and related professional services. These services include network management, installation and maintenance of data equipment and the building of proprietary fiber-optic broadband networks. Consumer This segment consists generally of providing strategic and legacy products and services to residential customers. The company’s strategic products and services offered to these customers include its high-speed Internet, video (including its Prism TV services) and wireless services. The company’s legacy services offered to these customers include local and long-distance voice service. Products and Services The company’s products and services include local and long-distance voice, high-speed Internet, MPLS, private line (including special access), data integration, Ethernet, colocation, managed hosting (including cloud hosting), network, public access, video, wireless and other ancillary services. The company offers its customers the ability to bundle together various products and services. The company offers integrated and unlimited local and long-distance voice services. The company’s customers could also bundle two or more services, such as high-speed Internet, video (including DIRECTV through its strategic partnership), voice and Verizon Wireless (through its strategic partnership) services. Most of the company’s products and services are provided using its telecommunications network, which consists of voice and data switches, copper cables, fiber-optic cables and other equipment. The company’s network serves approximately 11.7 million access lines and forms a portion of the public switched telephone network (PSTN). Strategic Services The company primarily focuses

 

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