OMAHA, Neb. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that fiber-ready broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) are now available to 4,318 small to large business customers in 484 multi-tenant unit (MTU) office buildings in communities throughout Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
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.
“This region is an exciting place to start, grow and conduct business,” said Julie Darrington, CenturyLink’s vice president of operations for North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and southwest Iowa. “By offering fiber-ready services to multi-tenant unit office buildings in these states, we can more quickly connect our business customers to the power of the digital world and offer them access to the same blazing-fast gigabit service from CenturyLink that enterprises throughout the country already trust for affordable and scalable business solutions.”
Fiber-ready broadband speeds up to 1 Gbps are now available to thousands of additional businesses in several cities, including: The largest impact will be seen in the following cities:
- 2,830 businesses in Omaha,
- 95 businesses in Papillion,
- 90 businesses in Grand Island,
- 400 businesses in Sioux Falls,
- 112 businesses in Rapid City,
- 302 businesses in Fargo and
- 176 businesses in Bismarck.
Businesses within these 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-defined wide 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.
Business customers can visit www.centurylink.com/fiberplus to learn more about CenturyLink's fiber-based services in region, including symmetrical speeds up to 1 Gbps, and to determine if service is available at their location.
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.