SALEM, Oregon – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), which acquired Qwest Communications April 1, 2011, is in the process of changing out the former Qwest brand in their local markets throughout Oregon. While initial work began in April, starting this weekend and continuing through the end of the year, most Qwest logos and the Qwest name are being changed to the CenturyLink logo and name. CenturyLink has been using a transitional brand in former Qwest markets that included both company’s logos.
Communities can look for changes to physical assets such as buildings, retail stores and company employee uniforms. Over 600 company vehicles in Oregon, and 60 in Salem and the surrounding communities, out of about 9,000 vehicles company-wide, began receiving a new look in June and will continue through the end of August. Work at buildings throughout Oregon to replace signage will begin today and, weather permitting, should be complete by Monday, August 8.
“CenturyLink is focused on providing consumers and businesses a consistently fast broadband network and delivering advanced communications services that improve people’s lives,” said Susan Reed, vice president and general manager for Oregon (excluding Portland). “Our transition to the CenturyLink brand introduces a company who has been serving customers for more than 40 years with a focus on investing in our network and in our communities, and linking you to better service and better value.”
To celebrate the rebranding in Oregon, the company is holding employee events at their locations across the state.
“Our customers will also begin seeing the transitional brand on their invoice envelopes beginning August 8, and their bill will reflect the standalone CenturyLink name and logo,” said Reed.
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 www.centurylink.com.