Company plans to increase speeds for 240K homes and small businesses by mid-2016

SALT LAKE CITY CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), a leading broadband services provider for consumers and businesses in Utah, is now offering faster broadband speeds to thousands of homes and small businesses in Salt Lake City. Enhancements to CenturyLink’s local network in Salt Lake City have increased its current broadband speeds up to 100 Mbps for thousands of customers along the Wasatch Front, with up to 240,000 homes and small businesses having access to these faster speeds by mid-2016.

“CenturyLink is committed to connecting our customers to the digital world; that’s why we’re providing technology to enable faster broadband speeds for hundreds of thousands of customers in Salt Lake City,” said Jeremy Ferkin, CenturyLink vice president of operations for Utah. “With the deployment of these faster broadband speeds, we continue to deliver on our commitment to help our customers communicate and connect with the world.”

CenturyLink Utah is leading the market for gigabit and high bandwidth internet access (Image courtesy of CenturyLinkUT)

CenturyLink Utah is leading the market for gigabit and high bandwidth internet access (Image courtesy of CenturyLinkUT)

Internet speeds up to 100 Mbps are ideal for homes with multiple high-bandwidth Internet users on many different devices and accommodates customers who frequently stream and download video content. With 100 Mbps speeds, customers can download a five gigabyte high-definition movie in less than seven minutes. CenturyLink’s 100 Mbps speed service also delivers faster upload speeds, creating a better experience when participating in online gaming, storing data in the cloud, and sharing photos and video clips.

Later this year, many of these homes along the Wasatch Front will also have access to CenturyLink’s interactive TV service, Prism® TV. In June 2015, Prism® TV was made available to customers in Salt Lake County, including many Salt Lake City locations, as well as in South Jordan. Additional communities will have access to the service as franchise agreements are approved by city and county leaders. Over the past two years, CenturyLink also deployed gigabit speeds to thousands of Utah residents and business locations; more customers will have access to these ultra-fast speeds in 2016 as CenturyLink continues to build its fiber network in Utah.

For special pricing offers on Internet speeds up to 100 Mbps, customers can visit the new CenturyLink retail store located in South Jordan at 10384 S. River Heights Drive, Suite 102 or go to www.centurylink.com.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.