CenturyLink has kicked off 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) fiber speeds to more than 115,000 additional U.S. business locations and in five additional states.
The a network expansion allows channel parters to reach nearly 490,000 small and midsized business (SMB) locations in 17 states with IP networking, VoIP and cloud capabilities.
CenturyLink is launching symmetrical gigabit fiber service to SMB customers in parts of Iowa, Idaho, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin, and expanding its availability in nine of the 12 states where CenturyLink initially deployed gigabit fiber for business customers in 16 cities in August 2014.
The nine states are: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington. CenturyLink also provides 1Gbps speeds in parts of Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota.
“CenturyLink’s commitment to providing powerful, enterprise-grade solutions to small and midsized businesses differentiates us from providers that repackage consumer capabilities for business customers,” said Shirish Lal, CenturyLink’s chief marketing officer. “As a top three global data center provider with world-class managed hosting capabilities and a network of 250,000 U.S. fiber route miles, CenturyLink is able to uniquely combine symmetrical gigabit speeds with our portfolio of IT solutions to help businesses simplify and enhance their IT environments.”