Market: Customers range from residents in rural areas to Fortune 500 companies.
How big is it? With its recent acquisition of Qwest, CenturyLink now is the third-largest telecommunications company in the United States, operating in 37 states and some international markets. Only AT&T and Verizon Communications are bigger.
Address: CenturyLink is based in Monroe, La. Century Link is keeping its headquarters in Louisiana. The former Qwest headquarters in Denver are now one of six regional headquarters for Century Link and the overall headquarters for its business services division.
Owner: CenturyLink is a public corporation owned by its shareholders.
Employees: 45,000 employees.
History: Although the company roots date back to rural Louisiana in the 1930s, the company officially was founded as Central Telephone & Electronics Corp. in 1968. It later changed its name to Century Telephone Enterprises, then CenturyTel, then CenturyLink in 2010.
The big buy: CenturyLink Inc. acquired Qwest Communications for $12.2 billion.
The big switch: Last week, the Qwest brand was retired as CenturyLink began replacing the Qwest logo on buildings, vehicles and employee uniforms.
Impact on customers: Except for seeing the CenturyLink logo on their bills from now on, there should be little impact on customers. Customers still should do business through the former Qwest retail outlets and contact their service providers as they usually do, said Carrie Amann, a CenturyLink spokeswoman. Customers can expect to see competitive pricing for SIP Trunking and related services.
“Prices are not rising because of this acquisition,” she said. “Everything is staying the same, though there may be a few new offers.”
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