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2020

CenturyLink received a score of 100 percent on the Disability Equality Index and is recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.” The recognition highlights companies that embrace best practices for employing and supporting people with disabilities in their workforce. The index is published by the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN as a benchmarking tool for inclusion.

As the topic of diversity and inclusion has gained ever greater importance in the business world, Forbes not only added this vertical to its reporting coverage but also partnered with market research firm Statista to highlight America’s best employers for diversity. This year marks our third annual list.

CenturyLink received a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign's list of Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

ATLANTIC-ACM presents CenturyLink with 2020 Global Wholesale Service Provider Excellence Award

Leading research consultancy and market diligence firm ATLANTIC-ACM delivered its 2020 Global Wholesale Service Provider Excellence Awards at the annual Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) conference in January. The awards were determined by responses to the firm’s annual customer feedback survey, which collected over 1,600 customer evaluations from nearly 400 individual respondents. CenturyLink was presented with the Data Value award, given to the global provider who receives the highest combined ratings for perceived quality and price competitiveness of their data service offerings.

2019

For committing to support CENIC and understanding the importance of high-speed broadband for the research and education communities in California, CenturyLink is recognized with CENIC’s 2019 Innovations in Networking Award for Corporate Partner.

Based on its recent analysis of the North American managed software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) services market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes CenturyLink with the 2019 North American Innovation Excellence Frost Radar Award. By combining its broad network footprint and expertise in managed network services, CenturyLink delivers exceptional SD-WAN services.

CenturyLink CEO Jeff Storey awarded Industry Executive of the Year at MEF 2019

Jeff Storey was recognized for driving the successful merger of CenturyLink and Level 3, realizing benefits ahead of plan and leading bold investments in technology, advanced networking and enterprise services.

MEF 2019 presents CenturyLink with eight awards for service and network excellence

MEF's awards program is the largest in the world enabling next generation network services, including LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN/NFV, SD-WAN, and Carrier Ethernet technologies. CenturyLink's focus on the customer experience through innovative, relevant and competitive solutions was key to being selected for the following awards: Retail Service Provider of the Year (Global), Retail Service Provider of the Year (North America), Wholesale Service Provider of the Year (Global), SD-WAN Service Provider of the Year (Global), SD-WAN Service Provider of the Year (North America), Enterprise Application Award for Education, Enterprise Application Award for Transportation.

ATLANTIC-ACM presents CenturyLink with 2019 U.S. Wholesale Service Provider Excellence Award

Leading research consultancy and market diligence firm ATLANTIC-ACM announced its 2019 U.S. Wholesale Service Provider Excellence Awards in December. The awards were determined by responses to the firm’s annual customer feedback survey, which collected over 1,300 customer evaluations from nearly 350 individual respondents. CenturyLink was presented with the ILEC (Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier) Award for Billing and Customer Service.

2018

CenturyLink today announced Bill Bradley, senior vice president, cyber engineering and technology services, has been named a member of the Louisiana cybersecurity commission.

CenturyLink was named to Forbes magazine’s inaugural 2018 Best Employers for New Graduates list. The list was created from surveys given to more than 10,000 young professionals at companies with at least 1,000 employees. Survey questions included multiple topics, including working conditions, salary and wages and workplace diversity.

CenturyLink awarded top supplier in sales, in addition to best performing supplier of colocation at Telarus Partner Xchange.

CenturyLink announced today that it has been selected as an authorized commercial internet service provider by The Quilt, a national coalition of non-profit U.S. regional research and education networks representing 40 networks and more than 900 educational institutions across the country.

CenturyLink has been recognized by ATLANTIC-ACM with two Business Connectivity Service Provider Excellence awards for delivering high-quality customer service and value with its retail data service offerings.

MEF's awards program is the largest in the world enabling next generation network services, including LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN/NFV, SD-WAN, and Carrier Ethernet technologies. CenturyLink's focus on the customer experience through innovative, relevant and competitive solutions was key to being selected for the following awards: LSO Leadership, Retail Service Provider of the Year (North America), Wholesale Service Provider of the Year (North America), Enterprise Application – Media.

CenturyLink ranks on Woman Engineer Magazine's 2018 Top 50 Employer list

CenturyLink ranks on this year’s 27h Annual “Top 50 Employers” in Woman Engineer Magazine.

CenturyLink has been named a Top Denver Employer Brand in career marketplace Hired's second annual Brand Health Report. Hired Asked their marketplace of tech talent based in Denver to ran the local companies they find most attractive to work for to determine which factors job seekers prioritize and which companies are doing it best. 

CenturyLink recognized as the 2018 North American MPLS/IP VPN Services Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

CenturyLink recognized by Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Award as the 2018 North American MPLS/IP VPN Services Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award. 

CenturyLink was ranked as an EcoVadis Silver class company

CenturyLink was ranked in 2018 as a Silver class company with an aggregate score of 46. The Silver rating positions us in the top 30% of all companies for ethical and responsible employment and business practices, sustainable procurement and environmental management.

EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices and sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. The EcoVadis CSR rating methodology is built on international CSR standards including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, covering 190 spend categories and 150 countries. The rating methodology is integrated into an EcoVadis scorecard that provides detailed insight into the CSR performance of a company covering 21 CSR indicators grouped in 4 themes (Environment, Labor/Social, Fair business/Ethics, and Supply Chain).

2017

CenturyLink receives Corporate Sponsor Award

CenturyLink was awarded the Corporate Sponsor Award for its partnership with Boys Town National Hotline 2017. 

CenturyLink Senior Vice President Vernon Irvin named to Colorado Technology Association Board of Directors

Vernon Irvin, CenturyLink, Inc. senior vice president, has been appointed to Colorado Technology Association's (CTA) Board of Directors. In this role, Irvin will help advance the state's tech community by leveraging his 20 years of executive leadership expertise in communications services.

Newsweek recognizes CenturyLink with Green Ranking

Newsweek’s Green Rankings comprehensively assesses the environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in the United States and around the world. CenturyLink was listed as 228 and former Level 3 Communications was listed 226 out of the top 500 companies in 2017.

FTSE4Good Index Series member

The FTSE4Good Index Series has been designed to objectively measure the performance of companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Inclusion on the list is a reflection of meeting or exceeding FTSE (Financial Times Stock Exchange) standards; ranks are not assigned. CenturyLink continues to be a member company of the FTSE4Good Index.

Barron’s Top 100 Sustainable Companies Lists CenturyLink

Barron’s recently offered their first ranking of the most sustainable companies in the U.S. To create the ranking, Barron’s turned to a sustainable-investing stalwart: Calvert Research and Management. CenturyLink made the list coming in at number 64 out of the named 100.

CenturyLink awarded 2016 BizConnect Carrier Managed Services Partner of the Year by Ciena

CenturyLink, Inc. has been named the 2016 BizConnect Carrier Managed Services Partner of the Year by Ciena® in recognition of CenturyLink's significant growth and innovation in managed services across several verticals, including healthcare, financial services, and federal, state and local government. CenturyLink deploys Ciena equipment to deliver wave and Ethernet services to enterprise customers.              

Live Marketing and CenturyLink win International Business Award

Live Marketing, an award-winning creative agency, and CenturyLink, its client, earned a silver Stevie® Award in the 2017 International Business AwardsSM. Live Marketing was responsible for the creative strategy and implementation of the project which was honored in the Live Event Category. Judges praised the exhibit for its interactive and personalized visitor experience, calling the program “effective and innovative” and citing its “impressive metrics.”

CenturyLink wins spot on $50 billion GSA EIS program

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently won a coveted spot on the General Services Administration's 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program, a multiple-award contract vehicle for federal government agencies to purchase information technology and telecommunications infrastructure services.

CenturyLink named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe for fifth consecutive year

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it has once again been positioned as a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe. This marks the fifth consecutive year Gartner has named CenturyLink a leader in this report. The report evaluated managed hybrid cloud hosting solutions from CenturyLink and recognised it as a leading provider based on its "ability to execute" and "completeness of vision."

CenturyLink wins VMware Cloud Provider 2016 Global Partner Innovation Award

 CenturyLink, Inc. has been honored as a winner of a VMware 2016 Global Partner Innovation Award in the Cloud Provider category. CenturyLink was recognized at VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2017, held recently in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. "We are proud of this award because it highlights our success in cloud, including our recent launch of the cloud-agnostic CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager, combined with our long-standing and expanded collaboration with VMware," said Bill Corbin, senior vice president, Alliances and Strategic Partnerships for CenturyLink.

CenturyLink Wins HPE 2017 Global Service Provider of the Year

 CenturyLink, Inc. has won the 2017 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Global Service Provider of the Year award. This well-known award, presented at HPE's Global Partner Summit, recognizes CenturyLink's outstanding performance and accomplishments that raise the standard for business excellence and customer satisfaction.

CenturyLink awarded 2016 BizConnect Carrier Managed Services Partner of the Year by Ciena

CenturyLink, Inc. has been named the 2016 BizConnect Carrier Managed Services Partner of the Year by Ciena® in recognition of CenturyLink's significant growth and innovation in managed services across several verticals, including healthcare, financial services, and federal, state and local government. CenturyLink deploys Ciena equipment to deliver wave and Ethernet services to enterprise customers.              

CenturyLink receives Asia Pacific Hybrid IT Service Provider of the Year award from Frost & Sullivan for third consecutive year

CenturyLink, Inc. has been named the Asia Pacific Hybrid IT Service Provider of the Year for a third consecutive year by Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting firm. The award recognizes the company's success in solving IT challenges for Asia Pacific businesses that leverage CenturyLink's comprehensive portfolio of hybrid IT services.

CenturyLink receives Wholesale Provider Excellence Award from ATLANTIC-ACM

CenturyLink was awarded ATLANTIC-ACM’s 2017 Metro Wholesale Service Provider Excellence Award for Billing at this year’s IMCOMPAS Show in San Francisco.

CenturyLink wins seven awards for network excellence at MEF 2017

CenturyLink today announced it won seven awards from MEF that highlight the depth and breadth of CenturyLink's network and managed services, including Software-Defined Wide-Area Networking (SD-WAN). Award winners were recognized at the MEF17 networking event held this week in Orlando, Fla.

CenturyLink ranks #20 on CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine's "Top 50 Employers" List

The readers of CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine recognized CenturyLink as one of the top 50 companies in the country for which they would most prefer to work or believe provide a positive working environment for people with disabilities. This list is the result of an annual reader survey mailed and e-mailed to randomly selected readers of CAREERS & the disABLED magazine.

CenturyLink named to Minority Engineer Magazine's "Top 50 Employers" List

CenturyLink ranked #35 on the 27th Annual "Top 50 Employers" in the U.S. by Minority Engineer magazine. The readers of Minority Engineer magazine selected the top companies and/or government agencies in the country for which they would most prefer to work or believe would provide a positive working environment for engineers who are members of minority groups.

2017 British Safety Council’s Five Star Audit Award for Former-Level 3 Communications UK Operations

The Five Star Audit process involves an in-depth examination of an organisation’s entire health and safety management system(s) and associated arrangements, focusing on the key aspects of their approach to managing occupational health and safety in the workplace and offers a structured path for continual improvement towards best practice status.

2016

CenturyLink, RAD, Ciena, and Ciena’s Blue Planet Division earn Proof of Concept Excellence Award at MEF 1

CenturyLink, RAD, Ciena®, and Ciena’s Blue Planet® division recently won the Third Network Proof of Concept Excellence Award at the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 2016 Global Networking event. The Proof of Concept (PoC), titled “Multi-Vendor Service Orchestration Using Open APIs for Service Activation, Performance Monitoring and NFV,” was built on CenturyLink’s network and demonstrated the tangible benefits associated with multi-vendor automation using open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs),  Software Defined Networking (SDN), and Network  Functions Virtualization (NFV)-based value-added services. Read more.

CenturyLink recognized at Cisco Partner Summit 2016

CenturyLink was recognized with the U.S. Theatre/Area Award for Architectural Excellence in Global Cloud Solutions and Business Acceleration at the Cisco Partner Summit 2016, held in San Francisco. Cisco honored CenturyLink for exhibiting the highest level of excellence in the design of networks and customer solutions within the service provider sector in the U.S. .

CenturyLink recognized as a leader in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific

CenturyLink was named a leader for the second consecutive year in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific, by analyst firm Gartner Inc. This recognition reinforces CenturyLink's reputation as a leading global hybrid IT provider. CenturyLink was also named a leader in last year's version of the same Gartner report, the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific, which was published November 11, 2015. Additionally, CenturyLink was named a leader in a similar Gartner report, the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe, published June 28, 2016. .

CenturyLink named a ‘Leader’ for data centre operations and management in IDC MarketScape for Canadian market

CenturyLink was named a "Leader" in the IDC MarketScape: Canadian Data Centre Operations and Management Vendor Assessment (Doc #CA40622416, Sept. 30, 2016). The IDC MarketScape measures the capabilities and offerings of data centre service providers and their qualifications to meet the current and future needs of Canadian organizations. CenturyLink delivers hybrid IT solutions for Canadian companies through robust platforms of cloud services and managed hosting combined with four CenturyLink data centres across Canada – two in Toronto, one in Montreal, and one in Vancouver – that are connected with CenturyLink data centres and cloud nodes around the globe. CenturyLink's enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure solutions have been offered in Canada since 2010, and address data sovereignty requirements for Canadian enterprises and multi-national corporations seeking to establish a local presence.  

Frost & Sullivan recognizes CenturyLink with Asia Pacific Hybrid IT Strategy Award for the second consecutive year

CenturyLink received the 2016 Asia Pacific Hybrid IT Strategy Award for the second consecutive year from Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting firm. The award, based on Frost & Sullivan's in-depth research and careful evaluation, recognizes CenturyLink's outstanding ability to deliver an integrated and comprehensive hybrid IT portfolio that includes cloud, colocation, managed hosting, network and managed services to meet rising demands for highly automated, efficient, reliable and flexible IT services.

CenturyLink recognized for its innovative Managed Security Services offerings by two independent research firms

CenturyLink was recognized for innovation in its managed security services (MSS) offerings by two independent analyst firms. CenturyLink was named a "Leader" in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Emerging Managed Security Services 2016 Vendor Assessment, and, separately, CenturyLink was named a "Strong Performer" in The Forrester Wave™: Managed Security Services Providers, North America, Q3 2016. 

CenturyLink positioned as leader in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe

CenturyLink was named a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe, by analyst firm Gartner Inc. Gartner analysts Tiny HaynesGianluca Tramacere and Gregor Petri authored the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe, report, published on June 28, 2016. 

CenturyLink Wins DISA Network Fair Opportunity Awards

CenturyLink won four fair opportunity award decisions from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to provide network and data transmission services. The task orders, which run through May 2017, were awarded via the General Services Administration's Networx Enterprise contract and are valued at up to $10 million. CenturyLink will provide Ethernet private line and Internet Protocol services to support advanced data services for global Defense Information Systems Network users in the continental United States. 

Excellence in Data Centre Service Award

The Excellence in Data Centre Service Award recognizes CenturyLink as a foremost provider of excellence in data centre services and infrastructure. The award applauds our efforts for innovation and operational excellence, on top of a demonstrable track record, “that can be used as an exemplar to the global data centre industry”. Click here to learn more.

CenturyLink wins Datacenter Dynamics 2016 Energy Efficiency Improver’s Award

CenturyLink won The Energy Efficiency Improver’s Award in connection with our efforts to increase energy efficiency at our Columbus, Ohio, data center. The award, part of a series that calls out worldwide recognition to outstanding individuals, teams and projects, was given to us by Datacenter Dynamics, an established global source of news and insight on data centers. Upgrading and replacing an existing cooling system using chiller-in-a-box yielded significant returns to the business and environment.

CenturyLink wins 2015 Data Center Excellence Award for operational excellence, innovation and certification achievements

CenturyLink won a 2015 TMC InfoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award for operational excellence and numerous global data center achievements. The award recognizes the most innovative and enterprising data center vendors, and is a reflection of the numerous highlights in CenturyLink's data center business in 2015. In 2015, CenturyLink completed data center expansion projects in Boston, London, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix, Seattle and Washington, D.C. The company also grew its market presence into Australia and in central Washington, where it opened a hydro-electric powered data center.