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What is CenturyLink?
- Website: www.centurylink.com
CenturyLink is a technology company delivering edge computing, hybrid-cloud connectivity, adaptive networking and network-embedded security solutions to customers around the world. William Clarke and Marie Williams purchased the Oak Ridge Telephone Company for $500 from F.E. Hogan, Sr in 1930. 16 years later, when Clarke McRae Williams married Mary Kathryn Lee, his parents gave the company to the couple as a wedding gift. With incorporated as Central Telephone and Electronics, he had expanded the business into three states serving 10,000 access lines. In 1971, the company was renamed Century Telephone Enterprises, Inc. One year later, Century bought the La Crosse (Wisconsin) Telephone Corporation, making a name for itself overnight within the industry. Shares of Century common stock started to trade on the New York Stock Exchange for the first time on October 24 1978, under the symbol CTL.
In 1990s, Century acquired Central Telephone Company of Ohio, a Centel subsidiary serving more than 65,000 access lines, and Delta Security Alarm Co., Inc., of Monroe, Louisiana, providing full-service security systems to a customer base of nearly 4,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in north central Louisiana, southern Arkansas and northwestern Mississippi. In addition to these acquisitions, Century completed its largest acquisition to date with the $2.2 billion purchase of Pacific Telecom, Inc. (PTI), gaining about 660,000 telephone access lines in 12 states and doubling its size. The company continued to expand with the acquisiton of Louisiana-based Century Protection Systems, providing full-service security systems to residential, commercial and industrial customers in northeastern Louisiana.
In 2000s the company also expanded its operations thanks to the acquisitions. The acquisitions essentially in 2000s were about disaster recovery options, security services, SAP. Now, Century Link offers networking, security, hybrid cloud and IT solutions, voice ans unified communications, managed services and IT consulting solutions.
CenturyLink outage caused 3.5% drop in web traffic
Internet service provider CenturyLink experienced an outage due to a misconfiguration in one of its data centers. The technical issue ...
CenturyLink to expand cloud alliance with Dell and VMware in Asia Pacific
CenturyLink expands cloud alliance with Dell and VMware in the Asia Pacific. With this expansion, the company offers customers the ...
CenturyLink expands into Charleston
CenturyLink announced the expansion of its fiber network infrastructure in the Charleston area. Charleston has increased the demand for high-speed ...
CenturyLink announces automated threat detection and response feature
CenturyLink Rapid Threat Defense helps enterprises automate threat detection and response. The threat detection and response capability is developed by ...
Netrality Data Centers appointed Amber Caramella as chief revenue officer
Netrality Data Centers announced the appointment of Amber Caramella as Chief Revenue Officer. Caramella will be responsible for Netrality’s revenue ...
CenturyLink connects maincubes FRA01 Data Center
CenturyLink has connected maincubes FRA01 data center in the Rhine-Main area to its international backbone. CenturyLink that provides hybrid networking, ...
CenturyLink is launching CDN Edge Compute
CenturyLink has announced its new CDN platform. The platform will help businesses to create highly responsive and more secure personalized ...
Fiber network in Europe is expanded by CenturyLink
CenturytLink is connecting 90 additional data centers to its network within the UK and Ireland, Benelux, DACH, Nordics, Southern Europe, ...
What are the latest news on CenturyLink?
The latest CenturyLink news are:
- CenturyLink outage caused 3.5% drop in web traffic
- CenturyLink to expand cloud alliance with Dell and VMware in Asia Pacific
- CenturyLink expands into Charleston
- CenturyLink announces automated threat detection and response feature
- Netrality Data Centers appointed Amber Caramella as chief revenue officer
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