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CenturyLink to deploy gigabit fiber services to Chatham Park
CenturyLink is first broadband service provider to offer 1 gigabit speeds in Pittsboro, N.C.

PITTSBORO, N.C., March 5, 2018 CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), a leading broadband service provider in North Carolina, today announced it will offer connectivity speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second to residents in the Chatham Park planned development in Pittsboro.

CenturyLink has entered into an agreement with Chatham Park to build a fiber network with some of the fastest residential internet speeds available and network redundancy for businesses. CenturyLink will deliver fiber into every Chatham Park home and business to enable Wi-Fi broadband internet connections with symmetrical speeds up to 1 gigabit for residences and up to 10 gigabits for businesses. 

The co-branded CenturyLink® ON™ platform enables a new homeowner to access a web portal, review and select their desired internet speed, accept applicable terms and conditions, pay with a credit or debit card, and immediately begin using their Wi-Fi internet service.

CenturyLink, the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers, will offer business-class services and solutions to commercial, educational, medical and retail businesses within Chatham Park.

“We are excited to expand our fiber network in Chatham County, the sixth-fastest growing county in North Carolina, so we can enhance Chatham Park with a powerful network that delivers exceptional broadband service,” said Erik Genrich, senior director, southeast region, CenturyLink. “We look forward to working closely with Chatham Park and other forward-thinking developers who understand the value of reliable and fast connectivity.”

“Knowing the importance of internet service for today’s lifestyle, CenturyLink was an easy decision,” said Julian “Bubba” Rawl and Tim Smith, owners of Preston Development Company and developers of Chatham Park. “CenturyLink’s ON platform will be Chatham Park’s internet solution for residents’ and businesses’ connectivity day one with speeds up to 1 gigabit for homes and up to 10 gigabits for businesses. This choice continues to promote our company’s mission: In Pursuit of the Perfect Community.”

Key Facts

  • CenturyLink is the first broadband service provider to offer 1 gigabit speeds in Pittsboro, North Carolina, by building a fiber network in Chatham Park, a planned development.
  • Chatham Park is a place where people will have the opportunity to live, work and play.
  • One or more village centers in Chatham Park may contain multi-use structures offering the convenience of residential living near retail, restaurants and other amenities.
  • The development’s master plan provides for approximately 2,000 combined acres for parks and open spaces at full build-out, to include more than 50 miles of walking and biking trails that will offer access to Jordan Lake and the historic Haw River.
  • CenturyLink will also contribute to the Wi-Fi enablement for these open spaces within Chatham Park.
  • CenturyLink provides voice, video and data services throughout Chatham County.

About Chatham Park

Nestled near the shores of Jordan Lake and the Haw River in historic Pittsboro, North Carolina, Chatham Park will be a 7,000-plus acre sustainable, live, work and play community. Chatham Park will provide residents a place to build a career, raise a family and enjoy nature, all in one convenient place. By incorporating forward-thinking smart power and water technologies, a solar farm and sustainably-designed buildings, Chatham Park will seek to keep its carbon footprint to a minimum by using 25 percent less energy than other communities of its size. For more information, visit

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

CenturyLink Media Contact:

Frank Tutalo



Chatham Park Media Contact:

Vanessa Jenkins