CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) says its fiber network now reaches five data centers in Charlotte, NC. The new infrastructure aims to provide businesses in Charlotte and elsewhere in the United States with reliable, high-speed access to cloud-based services.
CenturyLink says it can use its Charlotte fiber ring network to meet demand for increased bandwidth via customizable data networking services at standardized pricing, with secure access into the five area data centers at no additional cost. These services include:
- CenturyLink IQ Internet Port, which offers scalable Internet connectivity at customizable access speeds
- CenturyLink IQ Networking Private Port, a private IP-based VPN service that combines voice and data applications onto a single network
- Optical Wavelength Service, which provides customers with a fully managed, private, point-to-point service using DWDM.
"CenturyLink's data networking products, combined with reliable connectivity to our nationwide next-generation network and secure access into data centers, will help businesses in Charlotte develop and launch cloud-based offerings needed in today's fast-paced business environment," said Richard Twilley, CenturyLink vice president of sales. "By helping businesses tap into the power of managed hosting and cloud computing, CenturyLink continues to demonstrate its success in serving enterprise and government customers nationwide."