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CenturyLink Launches Prism TV in Roanoke Rapids

WAKE FOREST, N.C. – CenturyLink, Inc.  (NYSE: CTL), a leading provider of high-quality broadband, entertainment and voice services, is changing the way Roanoke Rapids watches television with the launch of CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV. The new television service, an alternative to cable and satellite, has the most advanced combination of television features available in North Carolina and offers customers a better choice for their entertainment services. Prism is currently available to customers in downtown Roanoke Rapids as well as near the Becker Village Mall and near Highway 48 South.  Prism is also available in portions of Weldon, Halifax, Garysburg, Henrico, Gaston, and Littleton. 


Prism is a 100 percent digital TV service offering local, premium and high-definition channels delivered over the communications company’s advanced, managed network. Prism is built on an interactive platform, where updates are made automatically to offer customers a better combination of TV entertainment features compared to cable and satellite.    


“Many residents of Roanoke Rapids have been asking for an alternative TV service and we’re proud to announce that Prism is here,” said Kevin McCarter, vice president and general manager for CenturyLink in eastern North Carolina. “CenturyLink has made a significant investment in the area to upgrade our core fiber network, data switches and components to support Prism. Our network is stronger than it ever has been and customers will benefit by having a feature-rich alternative to cable and satellite.”


Prism is available for demonstration online at Customers can also come to CenturyLink, located at 540 Roanoke Avenue, every Wednesday from 9am – 5pm through the end of the year to see and experience Prism. . While there, customers can also find out about other CenturyLink products and services or ask questions about existing services. For additional details, or to see if you qualify for Prism TV, please call (252) 535-1177 or (866) 421-7937.


About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLinkTM PrismTM TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to business, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms. CenturyLink’s customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country’s largest cities to families living in rural America. 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