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CenturyLink expands its Las Vegas gigabit fiber network, delivering speeds up to 1 gigabit per second to residential and business customers

Tens of Thousands of Las Vegas Valley residential customers and virtually all Las Vegas businesses now have access to some of the fastest Internet speeds in the United States

LAS VEGAS – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that symmetrical Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) are available now to residential customers and a significant percentage of business customers in select Las Vegas neighborhoods through the company’s ultra-fast fiber network. This highly advanced fiber technology provides access to the some of the fastest upload and download Internet speeds currently available in the U.S.

CenturyLink’s residential 1 Gbps fiber service launched in fall 2013 in select Las Vegas neighborhoods and service expanded to additional Las Vegas Valley neighborhoods throughout 2014.

“The massive scale of our 1 Gbps fiber network expansion for both residential communities and local businesses now provides game changing network access and broadband speeds in the Las Vegas area,” said Jeff Oberschelp, CenturyLink vice president and general manager – Las Vegas. “When we launched 1 gig service for residential consumers last October, Mayor Pro Tem Stavros Anthony mentioned Las Vegas’ famous Sin City moniker could be revised to ‘Gig City.’ His statement couldn’t be any clearer now: CenturyLink 1 gig is a game changer for Las Vegas economic development.” 

CenturyLink's 1 Gbps service is equivalent to 1,000 Mbps - up to 100 times faster than industry studies showing today’s national average broadband speeds are 10 Mbps or less. These speeds allow users to stream high-definition video content with little to no delays and download movies, songs and TV shows in seconds. Residential customers who have multiple devices connected to one Internet connection in the home will still have more than enough capacity and speed to support other uses of broadband such as online gaming and home automation systems.

This launch expands CenturyLink’s previous 1 Gbps service offering earlier this year to include virtually all Las Vegas businesses located in multi-tenant unit office buildings, or MTUs, as well as other business locations.  Business customers can  benefit from Internet and data network upload and download speeds of up to 1 Gbps that can help increase productivity and efficiency while working in the cloud, sharing multimedia files, streaming video content and backing-up data in real-time. By extending fiber-to-the-premises connections deeper into the business community, CenturyLink’s fast fiber-based business solutions can help the city attract new businesses and drive economic growth.

CenturyLink also offers its largest global business customers in Las Vegas and other major metropolitan markets the option to procure a private data networking circuit at 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) via a direct connection to CenturyLink's national Optical Wavelength Service.

"CenturyLink is advancing economic development in a big way with this Business Fiber network," said Tom Skancke, CEO and president of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. "This infrastructure gives the Las Vegas Valley a competitive advantage in our economic diversification efforts, and it shows this community is serious about growing its technology sector. Put simply, this infrastructure makes Southern Nevada more globally competitive, and that's good for everybody who calls the Las Vegas Valley home." ​

CenturyLink is delivering some of the fastest Internet speeds in the U.S. Today’s launch in Las Vegas coincides with the company’s business and consumer gigabit service launch  in 13 other cities and extends the service already available in parts of Omaha and existing parts of Las Vegas.

CenturyLink also offers residential customers broadband speeds up to 40 Mbps and 100 Mbps in select locations in Las Vegas. Customers not currently eligible for 1 Gbps service may qualify for one of these speeds. For more information, customers may visit www.centurylink.com.

Residential customers can purchase 1 Gbps service for a monthly recurring charge of $79.95 when bundled with additional, qualifying CenturyLink services. For information detailing this service and to receive updates on when the service is available in new Las Vegas communities, visit www.centurylink.com/gig.  Business customers can visit www.centurylink.com/lasvegas for additional information. Interested customers can also receive updates by following CenturyLink Las Vegas on Twitter at @CenturyLinkLV.

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® PrismTM 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