CenturyLink, Inc. is an integrated communications company which is engaged primarily in providing an array of communications services to residential, business, governmental and wholesale customers. Its communications services include local and long-distance, broadband, private line, Multi-Protocol Label Switching, data integration, managed hosting, colocation, Ethernet, network access, public access, wireless, video services and other ancillary services. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink Prism TV and DIRECTV brands. The company operates through two segments: Business and Consumer. The Business segment provides strategic, legacy and data integration products and services to enterprise, wholesale, governmental customers and other communication providers. Its strategic products and services offered to these customers include its private line, broadband, Ethernet, MPLS, Voice over Internet Protocol, network management services, colocation, managed hosting and cloud hosting services and legacy services offered to these customers primarily include switched access, long-distance, and local services, including the sale of unbundled network elements, which allow its wholesale customers to use its network or a combination of its network and their own networks to provide voice and data services to their customers. The Consumer segment consists generally of providing strategic and legacy products and services to residential customers. Its strategic products and services offered to these customers include broadband, wireless and video services, including Prism TV services and legacy services offered to these customers include local and long-distance services. CenturyLink was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Monroe, LA.
CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental customers in the United States. It operates through two segments, Business and Consumer. The company offers broadband services, which allow customers to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; multi-protocol label switching, a data networking technology to support real-time voice and video; and private line services for the transmission of data between sites. It also provides Ethernet services, including point-to-point and multi-point equipment configurations that facilitate data transmissions across metropolitan areas and wide area networks (WAN); colocation services that enable its customers to install their own information technology (IT) equipment; and managed hosting services comprising cloud and traditional computing, application management, back-up, storage, and other services. In addition, the company offers video entertainment services and satellite digital television; Voice over Internet Protocol, a real-time, two-way voice communication service; and managed services that consist of network, hosting, cloud, and IT services. Further, it provides local calling, long-distance voice, integrated services digital network, WAN, and switched access services; and data integration, which includes the sale of telecommunications equipment and providing network management, installation, and maintenance of data equipment, and the building of proprietary fiber-optic broadband networks. Additionally, the company leases and subleases space in its office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. As of December 31, 2016, it served approximately 5.9 million broadband subscribers and 325 thousand television subscribers; and operated 58 data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. CenturyLink, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Monroe, Louisiana.