CenturyLink expands business gigabit broadband footprint in Minnesota

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently revealed that it has made fiber-based symmetrical gigabit broadband available to 32,827 small to large business customers in 1,131 multi-tenant unit (MTU) office buildings in Minnesota. The fiber-optic network coverage includes more than 400 MTUs in Minneapolis and 350 in St. Paul, the service provider says.

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently revealed that it has made fiber-based symmetrical gigabit broadband available to 32,827 small to large business customers in 1,131 multi-tenant unit (MTU) office buildings in Minnesota. The fiber-optic network coverage includes more than 400 MTUs in Minneapolis and 350 in St. Paul, the service provider says.

In addition to internet access at up to a gigabit, CenturyLink says it also can offer the MTUs voice over internet protocol (VoIP), cloud-based services, and managed IT services. The services include Multiprotocol Label Switching virtual private network (MPLS-VPN), metro Ethernet, and software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) offerings (see "CenturyLink offers managed SD-WAN service").

"By offering fiber-ready services to multi-tenant unit office buildings across the state, CenturyLink is creating a foundation to attract new businesses and drive economic growth," said Duane Ring, Midwest region president at CenturyLink. "Businesses can not only easily gain access to our powerful network to meet their increasing technology demands, but also utilize CenturyLink for affordable and scalable business solutions."

"A highly robust, reliable network plays a critical role in attracting businesses of all sizes to the Twin Cities and helps us maintain our standing as one of the best markets for business," added Jonathan Weinhagen, president and CEO, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce. "CenturyLink's continued network infrastructure investments in the Twin Cities not only strengthen our connectivity, but expand economic opportunities statewide."

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