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March 28, 2014

CenturyLink Invests in Hosting Capabilities

CenturyLink (News - Alert), Inc., a company that provides cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, recently announced that it has opened three new data centers in North America and will expand its five data centers to meet the demands for secure cloud, colocation and managed services. As a result of new builds and expansion, CenturyLink will have 180,000 square feet of additional space as well as a network presence in Phoenix; Weehawken, N.J.; Minneapolis; Sterling, Va.; Irvine, Calif.; Toronto; Reading, England, and Chicago.

"CenturyLink is committed to investing in world-class infrastructure to meet growing demand for access to comprehensive and secure technology solutions that power business transformation," said Jeff Von Deylen, president, CenturyLink Technology Solutions (News - Alert). "By adding capacity in these key locations, we position ourselves firmly for delivering the advanced network, hosting and IT services that organizations depend on to compete in the global economy."

"We are pleased to see CenturyLink expanding capacity in Weehawken, which serves as an excellent venue for the global financial industry with its proximity to trading markets," said Curt Schumacher, chief technology officer at CBOE. "We added a point of presence in this key data center, which features a vibrant ecosystem and secure network solutions, to supply subscribing firms with competitive markets data over low-latency trading connections."

CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink, Prism TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.

Recently, an $8.5 million voice and data network Marine Corps base contract was presented by Telecommunications company CenturyLink Inc. to offer voice, data network and telecommunications infrastructure services to the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, VA, and the Marine Corps Barracks in Washington DC. The deal covers CenturyLink to offer a team of professional information technology specialists who will work directly with more than 20,000 enlisted, officer and civilian Marine Corps personnel at Quantico and the Washington, DC, barracks to provide voice and data communications services that support the Marine Corps' mission 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Edited by Rory J. Thompson

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