CenturyLink "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"

CenturyLink, the third-biggest “telco” fixed network services provider is “caught between a rock and a hard place,” according to Jennifer Fritzsche, Wells Fargo senior analyst for telecommunications services. Basically, CenturyLink is not competitive with cable TV offers, so it either must step up investment or admit defeat and hope to make up revenue losses elsewhere. Operating revenues for first quarter 2016 declined to $4.40 billion, compared to $4.45 billion in first quarter of 2015. In its business customer segment, revenues of $1.58 billion declined 3.4 percent year over year. Total consumer segment revenues of $1.49 billion declined 0.5 percent, year over year

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DISA Taps 8 Companies for $4.3B Telecommunications Contract

Yesterday, the Department of Defense awarded contracts worth up to $4.3B to a group of telecommunications carriers and systems integrators. Artel, AT&T, BT, CenturyLink, GTT, CapRock, Level 3, and Verizon Business stand to pick up some significant federal business. … [ visit site to read more ]

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CenturyLink loses another cloud executive with Purrier departure

Another top executive in CenturyLink's cloud initiative has left the company.  According to  Fortune,  John Purrier, formerly the CTO of CenturyLink's cloud innovation lab, left the firm in September and joined business automation company Automic as its CTO.

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CenturyLink’s Seattle FTTH Internet, IPTV customers suffering ongoing outage

A number of CenturyLink's FTTH customers in Seattle continue to report that they have been without service since Sunday afternoon.

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AT&T, Verizon, telcos bled nearly 140K broadband subs in Q3 2015

AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink may still be dominant broadband players, but their broadband empires were challenged in the third quarter.

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CenturyLink, Consolidated, TDS ask FCC to revamp retransmission consent rules

A group of telcos including CenturyLink, Consolidated and TDS have asked the FCC to bring consistency to the retransmission consent negotiation process.

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Granite, MetTel argue for wholesale ILEC voice access, say it ensures business service choice

Granite Telecommunications and MetTel, two competitive service providers that focus on serving multi-site business customers, have asked the FCC to ensure that ILECs like AT&T, CenturyLink, and Verizon provide an equivalent TDM-based voice service post IP transition.

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Consolidated’s Udell: ‘we win back’ Google Fiber customers with high-touch service

Consolidated Communications is aware that Google Fiber is a formidable broadband service provider, including the markets where it also offers 1 Gbps broadband, but the century-old telco says that what differentiates them from their new competitor is customer service.

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USTelecom, CenturyLink, AT&T jointly file for stay of FCC net neutrality rules

USTelecom and its key members AT&T and CenturyLink have filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to stay the FCC's Open Internet order.

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Comcast/TWC will create one of the largest local telecom providers, says group of telcos

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CenturyLink’s Ewing: We’ll look at enhancing our data center portfolio with new services

CenturyLink will continue to look at ways to enhance its data center and managed services unit by either building products in house or purchasing another company with specific talents or capabilities. Stewart Ewing, CFO for CenturyLink, confirmed that strategy at the UBS Annual Global Media and Communications Conference.

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Next Century Cities broadband coalition grows to 50 members

Next Century Cities, a coalition dedicated to improving broadband delivery in cities and towns, has grown to a total of 50 cities.

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Comcast takes on CenturyLink in Albuquerque, Santa Fe with fiber network extension

Comcast Business is looking to give local businesses in Albuquerque and Santa Fe another option besides local telco CenturyLink for Ethernet services, with plans to deliver its entire suite of Ethernet services by extending its fiber network into both of these key New Mexico cities.

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Montana PSC probing CenturyLink repair service

The Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) will continue to investigate CenturyLink landline service quality issues and outages after an informal investigation revealed violations of PSC rules.

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Fashion house selects CenturyLink to improve network, add in-store Wi-Fi

Fashion house BCBG Max Azria Group has tabbed CenturyLink to connect more than 400 retail boutiques with a fully managed and monitored VoIP network and in-store Wi-Fi service for shoppers.

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Next Century Cities coalition leads 32 U.S. cities in advocating 1 Gig broadband service

Next Century Cities, a consortium of 32 cities, has been created with the mission of making 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband available to any community in the United States.

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CenturyLink seeks FCC approval to shut down Frame Relay, ATM service

CenturyLink is seeking to shut down its legacy Frame Relay and ATM services in both its Embarq and CenturyTel affiliate regions, reflecting the service provider industry's ongoing shift to IP-based Ethernet business services. It filed a similar application for its Qwest affiliate last year.

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CenturyLink told to modify comparative Internet speed advertising claims

The National Advertising Division (NAD) wants CenturyLink to modify the way it compares its Internet speeds with those offered by Comcast.

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Comcast, CenturyLink Take Different Paths to Challenge of New Gigabit Markets

The shift to gigabit access continues to gain traction in the U.S. market. Perhaps the interesting now-developing issue of how a legacy provider adjusts value and pricing of its offers to protect legacy revenues while adopting a new pricing umbrella set by gigabit services. In other words, if a telco or cable company sells a stand-alone standard high speed access product for $50 to $80 a month, how does it align value and price in a market where 1 Gbps costs only $70 a month to $80 a month

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Content Business Now is "in Play"

When does a rejected acquisition bid nevertheless have consequences? When a big rejected bid means a target company is “in play.” So it is with the rejected $80 billion bid by 21st Century Fox to buy Time Warner. Despite the rejection, other potential bidders now will have to evaluate whether their own bids to acquire Time Warner might now be on the agenda. But one might also argue that lots of companies could likewise be candidates for acquisition , using the same deal logic that drove the 21st Century Fox bid for Time Warner. If Time Warner is seen to be worth $80 billion, what other assets could be acquired for less?

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