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Last $26.93 USD
Change Today -0.13 / -0.48%
Volume 4.6M
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100 CenturyLink Drive

Monroe, LA 71203

United States

Phone: 318-388-9000


s ISDN services, which uses regular telephone lines to support voice, video, and data applications. WAN: The company offers WAN services, which allow a local communications network to link to networks in remote locations. Switched Access Services: As part of the company’s wholesale services, it provides various forms of switched access services to wireline and wireless service providers for the use of its facilities to originate and terminate their interstate and intrastate voice transmissions. Data Integration Data integration includes 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 for the company’s governmental and business customers. Others Others include Universal Service Fund (USF) support and USF surcharges, and the leasing and subleasing of space in the company’s office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. The majority of the company’s real estate properties are located in the local service area of its wireline operations. Sales and Marketing The company conducts majority of its operations under the brand name ‘CenturyLink’. Its satellite television service is offered on a co-branded basis under the ‘DIRECTV’ name. The company’s switched digital television service offering is branded under the name ‘Prism’. The wireless service that the company offers under its agency agreement with Verizon Wireless is marketed under the ‘Verizon Wireless’ brand name. The company markets its products and services primarily through direct sales representatives, inbound call centers, local retail stores, telemarketing, and third parties. It also markets through indirect channels, including collaboration with existing clients and technology providers, telecommunications companies, and system integrators. Strategy The company’s strategy is to improve its sales by offering a bundle of services and deploying new technologies to further improve customer loyalty. Patents, Trade Names, Trademarks, and Copyrights Either directly or through the company’s subsidiaries, it has rights in various patents, trade names, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property necessary to conduct its business, such as its CenturyLink and Prism brand names. Regulation The company is subject to regulation by the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates interstate communications; and state utility commissions, which regulate intrastate communications. The company is required to comply with the Communications Act of 1934, which requires the company to offer services at just and reasonable rates and on non-discriminatory terms, as well as the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which amended the Communications Act of 1934 primarily to promote competition. The company’s operations and those of other telecommunications carriers have been further impacted by legislation and regulation imposing additional obligations on the company, particularly with regards to providing broadband service, bolstering homeland security, increasing disaster recovery requirements, minimizing environmental impacts, and improving privacy. These laws include the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act; and laws governing local telephone number portability and customer proprietary network information requirements. Seasonality From time to time weather related problems have resulted in increased costs to repair the company’s network and respond to service calls in some of its markets. The amount and timing of these costs are subject to the weather patterns of any given year, but have been highest during the third quarter (year ending December 2014) and have been related to damage from severe storms, including hurricanes, tropical storms, and tornadoes in the company’s markets along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastlines. Competition The company competes with AT&T, Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. History CenturyLink, Inc. was founded in 1968. The company was incorporated un


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