CenturyLink offers faster service to businesses here

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Fiber InstallCenturyLink Tuesday announced the availability of symmetrical fiber-based Internet and data connection speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second for a significant percentage of Colorado Springs businesses as part of a fiber network expansion.

Colorado Springs is one of 16 cities nationwide which is receiving this upgrade.

By extending fiber to the premise connections deeper into Colorado Springs’ multi-tenant office buildings and surrounding business locations, the company scaled its fiber network to offer new pricing on fiber bundles that converge data, Internet and voice service.

“Businesses have trusted CenturyLink for years, and now they can trust us wit their most advanced IT needs as new technologies evolve and cloud computing takes root. This is a great win for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region,” said Penny Larson, CenturyLink vice president and general manager for greater Colorado.

Other cities which received the upgrade include Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando, Albuquerque, Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix and others.

3 Responses to CenturyLink offers faster service to businesses here

  1. CenturyLink is full of it. Our neighborhood has 1.5 Mbps DSL and we’ve been fed this line of baloney from CenturyLink for more than 4 years now. More than 100 property owners are ready to march on the CenturyLink building with pitchforks in hand. CenturyLink’s response to our situation? “Pay us to make improvements or get the *bleep* out.”

    This is nothing but PR puffery from a billion dollar company who couldn’t really care less about their customers. They wouldn’t even disclose the number of people who actually have access to these increased network speeds, so that should tell the discerning reader all they need to know about this.

    I really wish the media in this town would challenge the BS claims these companies keep pumping through them. There is little truth or significance to any of these feel-good claims being made by CenturyLink. Don’t let them get away with it!

    Henry Wolford
    August 5, 2014 at 10:09 am

  2. This is propaganda. This network was largely already in place when CenturyLink consumed Qwest, and these “faster” connections have been available for years on the wholesale market to anyone willing to pay the ridiculous costs. Nothing has changed with this “announcement”, and nobody should get the wrong idea that the Springs is somehow taking any kind of step forward.

    CenturyLink told my business last year that we could get a gigabit internet connection for a $25,000 setup fee and more than $10,000 per month in recurring fees. This is still the same old deal, from the same old wholesale market, except now CenturyLink will go back to our lawmakers and tell them “we offered it, but nobody wanted it”.

    There is nothing new here – this is CenturyLink spreading propaganda to make it look like they’re doing something with our public money, when in fact they are doing absolutely nothing at all.

    Chris
    August 6, 2014 at 9:33 am

  3. Century Link is fighting a battle in already served areas when they could be providing additional higher speed service in underserved areas. I’m part of the Black Forest bunch that can only get 1.5mbps. I’ve actually never experienced 1.5mbps, typically I’m at .2 mbps. Countless calls to Century Link go nowhere. Century Link keeps selling access to a maxed out system and the speeds just keep getting slower. I believe that Century Link received tens of millions of dollars for rural internet access with a minimum speed of 4mbps. I would like to know what they used the money on. Perhaps they are going to name another sports venue after themselves.

    Eric Doremus
    August 6, 2014 at 9:47 am