SEATTLE, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the availability of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) fiber speeds to an additional 5,600 business locations throughout Washington as part of a national fiber network upgrade that expanded availability of CenturyLink's gigabit broadband services to nearly 490,000 business locations in 17 states.
As part of CenturyLink's gigabit service upgrade in Washington, speeds up to 1 Gbps are now available to select business locations in Federal Way, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Silverdale and Tacoma for a total of more than 64,000 gigabit-enabled business locations in the state of Washington.
"Our gigabit fiber brings South Sound small and midsized business customers the same enterprise-class IT solutions trusted by our Fortune 500 customers," said Sue Anderson, CenturyLink's vice president of operations for Washington state. "We believe that by linking businesses to our national, tier-one fiber network, global data center footprint, world-class managed hosting platform and providing local service and support, we are helping to position companies of any size to grow and succeed."
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.
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 www.centurylink.com/seattle 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 Seattle. For more information on residential gigabit service and to find out where these speeds are available, customers can go to www.centurylink.com/gigabit.
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.
SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.