White House Recognizes CenturyLink Participation In ConnectHome Initiative

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

President Obama today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome initiative to address the challenges of broadband adoption among residents of public housing. The President recognized CenturyLink for making home Internet service available to low-income HUD households via the CenturyLink Internet Basics program.

“CenturyLink thanks President Obama for recognizing our Internet Basics program and for his commitment to increasing broadband adoption among low-income families. As one of America’s leading Internet service providers, we’re proud to offer Internet Basics to low-income households across our service areas and look forward to partnering with HUD’s ConnectHome initiative to conduct digital literacy training programs in Seattle,” said CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations John Jones.

“Our Internet Basics program is consistent with CenturyLink’s vision, which features a focus on improving lives and connecting communities. Through this program, CenturyLink is helping low-income consumers gain access to the social, educational and economic resources available on the Internet.”

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