Awards & Accolades

Regional and Local Awards

CenturyLink officers receive Patriot Award

CenturyLink’s Chief Financial Officer Stewart Ewing, and David Cole, executive vice president of operations support and controller, received the Employee Support for Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award by Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Lewis, SC, USN (Supply Corp, United States Navy). Stewart and David were nominated for their support of Lt. Cmdr. Lewis, who serves as CenturyLink’s Director of Integration and Program Management and has performed more than 120 days of reserved service from 2012 to 2014. The Patriot Award honors supervisors for their superior support of Guard and Reserve employees. Nominations must come from a Guard or Reserve member or a family member.

 
Puget Sound Business Journal Women of Influence

Sue Anderson, CenturyLink’s Vice President and General Manager for the Puget Sound region, was named a Puget Sound Business Journal Women of Influence award winner. The program shines the spotlight on local business women and community leaders in the region.

CenturyLink named Best Internet Provider – Des Moines Business Record

CenturyLink was named the Best Internet Provider in Des Moines, Iowa.
 
CenturyLink received the “Bridging the Gap" award from Florida Virtual School; it also received "Outstanding Partner of the Year" from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. 
 
CenturyLink received first place in the Internet Service category in the reader’s choice Best of the Best awards presented by the Dunn Daily Record in Harnett County, North Carolina.  

For the third consecutive year, CenturyLink was named to the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Million Dollar Circle of Excellence for Arizona companies spending more than one million dollars in supplier diversity.
 
CenturyLink was named Local Best award winner in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for Internet and Telephone service.
 
CenturyLink® Prism™ TV won Best TV/Satellite Provider in the 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards presented by The Daily Herald in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

CenturyLink won Best Internet Provider, Best Website, and Best Local Website in the 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards presented by the Roanoke Chowan Herald in Ahoskie, North Carolina.
 

CenturyLink was voted the best place to work in the Best of the Delta competition hosted by Delta Style in Louisiana.

CenturyLink named 2014 Company of the Year by Indiana Telecommunications Association

CenturyLink was named the 2014 Company of the Year by the Indiana Telecommunications Association (ITA). The ITA is a 116-year-old trade association representing telecom companies providing services to customers throughout the state.

CenturyLink wins two Telly Awards

The CenturyLink Boise, Idaho, “Your Link to What’s Next” video received a Bronze Telly award as well as a People’s Telly award. The 35th Annual Telly Awards received nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states as well as from numerous countries around the world.

CenturyLink Named 2014 Outstanding Partner by Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF)​

In recognition of the private/public partnerships key to the efforts of Florida's school district-wide local education foundations, the CFEF names honorees in each category annually. In the private-sector category, CenturyLink was singled out for their long-term involvement with education foundations within their 30 county Florida service territory and their recent commitment to helping teachers use develop new technology-driven classroom instruction strategies.

CenturyLink's Minneapolis-St. Paul Data Center is First and Only Colocation Facility in Minnesota to Earn Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility

CenturyLink’s data center in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MP2, received Uptime Institute's coveted Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility. MP2 is the first colocation data center in Minnesota to receive this award, which signifies that the design, construction, andcommissioning meet the Uptime Institute's rigorous criteria for Concurrent Maintainability.

CenturyLink Wins Readers’ Choice Award for Best Provider

The Greenwood, South Carolina, market received the Readers’ Choice Award for Best Provider from the Index-Journal newspaper.

CenturyLink Voted Best Telecommunications Firm and Receives Inland Catalyst Business Magazine Gold Award

Catalyst Business Magazine readers voted CenturyLink the best telecommunications firm in the Inland Northwest. CenturyLink received the Inland Catalyst Business Magazine Gold Award for this honor.

CenturyLink Wins Seattle Business Magazine Executive Excellence Award

Sue Anderson, CenturyLink vice president and general manager for Seattle, received the Executive of the Year award from Seattle Business Magazine.

CenturyLink Wins Best Internet Service Provider

CenturyLink was named the best Internet service provider in the Best of Des Moines CityView cover story

CenturyLink Named Business of the Year

CenturyLink Central Florida was named Business of the Year by the Winter Park and West Orange Chambers in 2013. 

CenturyLink Wins Arizona D-Backs Most Valuable Partner Award

The Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team honored their biggest supporters, including CenturyLink, Thursday, January 17, 2013, at their second annual D-backs Most Valuable Partner Awards ceremony at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, Phoenix, Arizona.

Readers choose CenturyLink for the Best Internet Service – Harnett County, North Carolina

CenturyLink has the best Internet services in Harnett County, North Carolina, according to readers of the Dunn Daily Record. With its quick speed for download and the capability for numerous Wi-Fi users under one roof, readers chose CenturyLink as the best.

CenturyLink named Top Telecom Service Provider by Minneapolis-St. Paul American City Business Journal

CenturyLink was ranked the number one telecom service provider on the American Business Journal’s Top 25 List published June 8, 2013.

CenturyLink named Best Place to Work by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

CenturyLink was named the Best Place to work by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal in 2013.

CenturyLink named Southern Arizona Corporation of the Year

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber is proud to announce the selection of CenturyLink as the 2013 Southern Arizona Corporation of the Year. CenturyLink was selected for its leadership in serving the Hispanic market and serving as an example of the benefits of bicultural, bilingual enterprise.

CenturyLink named Best Internet Service Provider – Des Moines, Iowa

CenturyLink was awarded the Best Internet Service Provider award by the Des Moines Business Record in September.

CenturyLink receives Golden Hands Award from Asian American Chamber of Commerce

CenturyLink received the Golden Hands Award from the Asian American Chamber of Commerce in Apopka, Florida. The award is given for exemplary contributions of time, energy and dedication to a cause, project or community, without expectation of financial gain by the recipient, which embodies the highest spirit of caring and self giving. 

CenturyLink added to 2012 Circle of Stars – USO of Metropolitan Washington

The USO of Metropolitan Washington announced CenturyLink as a One Star Level in the Circle of Stars – one of USO-Metro’s top corporate donors. This elite award goes to companies that have gone above and beyond in support of the USO-Metro during 2012.

CenturyLink voted as Best ISP, Reader’s Choice Awards – Whitley County, Indiana

CenturyLink was again voted the #1 Internet Service Provider in Whitley County, Indiana, in the Post & Mail’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

CenturyLink named best ISP, Reader’s Choice Awards – Sussex County, New Jersey

CenturyLink was again voted the #1 Internet Service Provider in Sussex County, New Jersey and surrounding areas, in the New Jersey Herald’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

CenturyLink receives Optimism Award – United Way of Franklin County, North Carolina

CenturyLink was recognized for its long history of partnering with the United Way of Franklin County and for contributing to the success of their events.

CenturyLink receives Outstanding Support of Community Award – Youngsville Women’s Club of Youngsville, North Carolina

The Youngsville Women’s Club honored CenturyLink for its constant support in their charitable efforts.

CenturyLink receives 2012 Women’s Leadership Council Teamwork Award – United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

CenturyLink received the 2012 Women’s Leadership Council Teamwork Award for its Purses for a Purpose Auction, which raised money for local women’s and children’s programs.

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