WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently won two task orders from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that could be worth a total of $9.6 million over the next five years. 

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Both task orders were awarded under the General Services Administration's Networx Enterprise contract. GSA's Networx program is the largest telecommunications contract vehicle ever awarded by the federal government. 

CenturyLink won a task order to provide Wide Area Network (WAN) services to the FCC, including private line services and Network-Based Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network Services.  This WAN task order was evaluated at $6.99 million over the next five years—$1.23 million for the first year and $5.76 million over the following four years if all four one-year options are exercised.

The company also won a task order to provide Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPS) to the FCC. The MTIPS task order was evaluated at $2.64 million over the next five years—$472,000 for the first year and $2.17 million over the following four years if all four one-year options are exercised.

Both of these task orders will support the deployment of key FCC programs, including the National Broadband Plan, whose goals CenturyLink shares.

"One of the FCC's many missions is to protect and promote America's communications infrastructure. This means its communications provider must provide robust, secure networks that allow the FCC to capitalize on today's technology," said Diana Gowen, CenturyLink senior vice president and general manager, who oversees solutions for federal, state and local government customers. "CenturyLink is excited to deliver WAN and MTIPS solutions to the FCC and to have the agency as a customer."

Disclaimer: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has not reviewed or approved any statement in this document for accuracy or validity. The FCC and its employees do not endorse goods or services provided by this firm or any other firm, except as allowed by 5 C.F.R. § 2635.702(c)(1)-(2), which do not apply here.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. 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

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