07 Aug CenturyLink Expands GB Service to 16 Cities
As the demand for lightning-fast gigabit service rapidly increases, more companies join the race to provide gigabit Internet to cities and businesses nationwide. CenturyLink, a leading provider of Internet, TV and Voice, has already announced its plan to deliver symmetrical broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second to specific locations in 16 cities. Incorporated in the expansion are Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Phoenix, Sioux Falls, Spokane, Tucson, Columbia (MO), Denver, Jefferson City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Omaha, Orlando, Portland, Salt Lake City and Seattle.
“While some providers talk about bringing broadband speeds of 1 gigabit per second to their customers in the future, CenturyLink is delivering these speeds today to thousands of residential and business customers, making us one of the fastest broadband providers in these communities,” Shirish Lal, CenturyLink senior vice president of marketing said.
In preparation of this expansion, CenturyLink launched a 1 Gbps fiber pilot in Omaha in 2013. At the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference last September, CFO of CenturyLink, Steward Ewing, stated that the launch was to help the company understand the replication of a FTTP build out. So far, Las Vegas and Omaha, two of the 16 locations Receiving Gigabit Service, already have 1 Gbps service.
This execution is planned to take up to 12 months so customers take full advantage of the new fiber network. As more and more businesses and residences rely on rapid Internet speed, expanding gigabit service throughout the United States has become a priority. GeoTel’s fiber optic maps can be used by businesses to locate fiber connections throughout the United States and create fiber optic networks. If interested in obtaining fiber network maps for a city or metro area, contact GeoTel Communications at (800) 277-2172.