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CenturyLink offers increased Internet speeds to nearly 500 customers in the New Tazewell and Tazewell areas

NEW TAZEWELL, TN – As part of its ongoing commitment to its customers in Tennessee,  CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) upgraded transport routes in Claiborne County to increase  high-speed Internet speeds up to 10 Mbps.   


Nearly 500 residential and business customers in the New Tazewell and Tazewell communities of Russell Creek, McVey Road, Stansberry Road, Barker Road, Bacchus, Lone Mountain, Cardwell Ridge, and Cedar Fork areas may be able to get CenturyLinkTM High Speed Internet (HSI) at up to 10 Mbps.


HSI gives customers a private, direct connection to the company’s national network and is designed for consistent broadband speeds. This allows customers to watch movies, stream videos, play online games and send large files without slowing down.


“CenturyLink is focused on improving and expanding broadband availability and increasing connectivity speeds to customers in Tennessee,” said Lottie Ryans, CenturyLink vice president and general manager for Tennessee and Western NC.  “We understand how important it is for our customers to have access to fast, affordable Internet service so CenturyLink has made broadband availability a priority.”


CenturyLink HSI subscribers can create up to eight email addresses with significant mailbox storage capacity as well as a calendar and address book. The service also comes with a suite of online backup and 24/7 support services including troubleshooting, virus and spam protection, installation and file storage.


“CenturyLink is here to better connect our customers with family members, friends and businesses through advanced technologies,” said Ryans.  “High-speed Internet provides the ability to download movies faster, run a business from home or have a superior connection for online chats with family members away from home.”


CenturyLink HSI prices start at $14.95 per month when bundled with the company’s voice services. Depending on where customers live, a variety of speeds may be available. Customers can order service or check service availability in their area by calling CenturyLink at 423-626-4242 or visit at 507 Main Street to speak with a CenturyLink representative, or by visiting


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 and 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 also is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. 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