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EMBARQ Receives Second Metro Ethernet Forum Service Provider Certification

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ) announced today that it has received Metro Ethernet Forum 14 certification. This certification reinforces that EMBARQ has the capability to manage the quality of its Ethernet network which enables the company to offer business customers a standardized set of Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Just last month the communications company received MEF 9 certification, meaning EMBARQ Metro Ethernet Networks are fully capable of offering business customers a reliable suite of Ethernet services including Ethernet LAN, Ethernet Private Line and Ethernet Virtual Private Line.

"We already have an SLA in place for Ethernet services, however that SLA was not based on MEF 14 certification," said Kenny Wyatt, vice president of Marketing and Product Management. "MEF 14 certification gives EMBARQ Ethernet customers added confidence we meet technical specifications to manage the quality of our network."

On behalf of MEF, Iometrix, an independent lab, linked into the EMBARQ network to conduct the certification tests from a subscriber's point of view. The MEF is a non-profit international industry consortium, dedicated to worldwide adoption of Carrier Ethernet networks and services. The Forum is comprised of leading service providers, major incumbent local exchange carriers, top network equipment vendors and other prominent networking companies that share an interest in Metro Ethernet.


Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of common sense communications services. The company has approximately 20,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the S&P 500.

For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) -- all on one monthly bill.

For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class DSL, wireless, enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services.

EMBARQ believes that by focusing on the communities the company serves and by employing common sense and practical ingenuity, it is able to provide customers with a committed partner, dedicated customer service and innovative products for work and home. For more information, visit

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