CenturyLink Wins Social Security Administration Task Order

By John F. Jones, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations

There is growing recognition that today’s telecommunications providers must continue to diversify to remain competitive and respond to customer demand. CenturyLink has taken strategic steps to increase its presence in both the enterprise business and government contracts markets. Recently, we’re glad to be recognized by the federal government as a leading provider of Internet, broadband, voice, data, cloud, security and integrated managed solutions. As one of America’s largest telecommunications companies, CenturyLink is committed to helping the government communicate with stakeholders and citizens.    

Company to provide $233 million in data network services via Networx contract

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently won a $233 million task order to provide  primary managed data networking services over the next five years to the Social Security Administration (SSA) under the Networx Universal contract. The General Services Administration’s Networx program is the largest telecommunications contract vehicle ever awarded by the federal government. 

CenturyLink will provide network infrastructure for data, video and voice services to the SSA, which has more than 62,000 employees worldwide.  As the primary service provider, CenturyLink will help SSA drive the pace for the transition from the current providers to the new service providers.

In this capacity, CenturyLink will serve all SSA data centers, regional offices, program service centers, remote operations communications centers and more than 1,500 field office locations around the world. Under the task order, CenturyLink will also provide management and implementation support and lifecycle engineering. 

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