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CenturyLink applauds FCC pole attachment order

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2018 -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) commends the Federal Communications Commission and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for the report and order the commission adopted today on accelerating wireline broadband deployment by removing barriers to infrastructure investment.

“CenturyLink applauds the FCC, under the leadership of Chairman Pai, for taking much needed steps to reduce pole attachment costs that can be a barrier to network investment,” said David Bartlett, CenturyLink vice president of federal government affairs. “Obtaining parity in the pole attachment fees paid by different broadband providers will help lower broadband deployment costs and encourage providers to make consumer-focused network investments.”

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world's best networking company by solving customers' increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers' trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

 

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