CenturyLink offers gigabit service to 21,000 Colorado businesses

Fiber-ready services available in office buildings statewide

CenturyLink, Inc. has made fiber-ready broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) available to more than 21,000 small-to-large business customers  in multi-tenant unit (MTU) office buildings in Colorado. This high-speed service is now directly available to businesses across the state, including more than 1,400 buildings in metro Denver.

With 25 percent of the world’s economy expected to be digital by 2020, according to Accenture’s January 2016 Digital Economic Value Index, CenturyLink is pleased to offer MTU-based businesses gigabit service with symmetrical upload and download speeds of 1 Gbps, as well as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), cloud-based services and managed IT solutions.

“Colorado is an exciting place to start, grow and conduct business,” said Vernon Irvin, CenturyLink’s senior vice president of small and midsize business. “By offering fiber-ready services to multi-tenant unit office buildings across the state, we can more quickly connect our business customers to the power of the digital world. We are changing the business data landscape and are excited to offer access to the blazing-fast gigabit service from CenturyLink that enterprises throughout the country trust for affordable and scalable business solutions.”

Businesses within buildings now have access to multiple wide-area network connections delivered over fiber, including multiprotocol label switching virtual private network (MPLS-VPN), metro Ethernet and the latest software-definedwide area network (SD-WAN) solution. A high-speed, high-capacity fiber-enabled broadband connection delivers the highest quality business hosted voice and cloud-based solutions, even when shared among multiple business locations.

“Denver has proven itself to be a desirable market to live and conduct business and as we continue to see the population base expand, the need for businesses of all sizes to access a powerful data network is more important than ever,” said Tom Clark, CEO, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation.

Businesses can also benefit from locating their servers in a secure, fully redundant Denver data center. CenturyLink’s dedicated fiber broadband service connected to a local data center gives businesses easy access to off-site servers managed by CenturyLink, which better supports disaster recovery and business continuity plans. By supplying managed hosting and a variety of IT services over its carrier-class network, CenturyLink delivers the security and reliability that organizations need in today’s digital world.

Business customers can visit www.centurylink.com/local/co/denver to learn more about CenturyLink’s fiber-based services, including symmetrical speeds up to 1 Gbps, and to determine if service is available at their location.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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