LAS VEGAS, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the availability of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) fiber speeds to more than 4,000 additional business locations in Southern Nevada enabling a total of 49,000 business locations in the state with gigabit service. This deployment is part of a national fiber network upgrade that expands availability of CenturyLink's gigabit broadband services to nearly 490,000 business locations in 17 states.

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"Business customers are important to CenturyLink, and we are focused on innovations like gigabit fiber technology to help businesses reach their goals and simplify their lives," said Jeremy Ferkin, vice president of Nevada operations, CenturyLink. "We're committed to delivering the most advanced, convenient and affordable fiber-based solutions to the businesses that drive the economy here in Southern Nevada."

High-speed broadband connectivity makes it easier for businesses to work in the cloud, upload and download large multimedia files, stream video content and back-up data in real time. With symmetrical upload and download speeds of up to 1 Gbps, fiber service from CenturyLink outperforms the slower upload speeds available through basic business broadband providers, including many cable companies. 

"This gives our city a competitive advantage," said Kristin McMillan, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.  "Las Vegas is serious about welcoming high-tech industries, and CenturyLink's investment helps us continue to attract and retain businesses to further our goals for economic diversity."

CenturyLink uses Fiber-To-The-Premises (FTTP) technology to provide speeds of up to 1 Gbps to businesses located near the company's fiber network backbone or in fiber-fed multi-tenant unit office buildings.

In addition to providing fiber connectivity, CenturyLink can manage a range of IT services for small and midsized business customers. CenturyLink's Managed Office is a complete IT and phone system solution that includes managed voice, data, security, infrastructure and cloud-based business applications for a low monthly fee.

Managed services from CenturyLink are designed for businesses that want enterprise-class IT capabilities yet do not have enough in-house time or expertise to implement and maintain new technology. CenturyLink handles the day-to-day work of installing, managing and updating IT systems on behalf of businesses, which enables them to shift internal resources to more strategic projects.

Business customers can visit to learn more about CenturyLink's fiber-based services, including speeds up to 1 Gbps, and to determine if service is available in their location.   

In addition to business 1 Gbps service, CenturyLink also offers broadband service up to 1 Gbps to residential customers in Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas.  For more information on residential gigabit service and to find out where these speeds are available, customers can go to

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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