CenturyLink Unveils Denver’s ‘Gig City’ Neighborhoods

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CenturyLink has for the first time revealed the Denver neighborhoods where it’s offering 1 gigabit Internet service, aiming to show it’s keeping its promise to bring the city ultra-fast residential Internet.

The Monroe, Louisiana-based telecom (Nasdaq: CTL) said 1 gigabit-per-second is being offered in 16 neighborhoods in the city’s core, making it available to a substantial number of homes in each area and expanding the reach of the service every day. Continue reading

Socket lands Callaway broadband project

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“Big city broadband. Rural reality.”

That’s how Socket Telecom is touting the fiber-optic network it’s set to build in central Callaway County and a sliver of eastern Boone County.

This month the US Department of Agriculture awarded Socket a $16.6 million grant and a $7.1 million loan under the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Within the next 90 days, Socket will use that money to start building a fiber-optic network capable of serving more than 3,000 homes and businesses.

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Qwest Deal Is One of CenturyTel Chief’s Riskiest Moves


Glen F. Post III just bagged his biggest duck.

The experienced hunter and little-known chief executive of CenturyTel Inc., a rural phone company based in Monroe, La., agreed Thursday to acquire Denver-based telecom giant Qwest Communications International Inc. in a $10.6 billion all-stock transaction.

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Qwest Merger Prompts Concern

Kirk Siegler (2010-04-22)
DENVER, CO (KUNC) – Colorado political and business leaders worry the looming merger of Qwest Communications with Louisiana-based CenturyLink will be bad news for the state’s economy. Governor Bill Ritter, senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are expressing concerns about what the merger could mean for expanding broadband access to rural areas. And as KUNC’s Kirk Siegler reports, economists predict they’re could be a sizable trickle-down effect once the headquarters is moved. © Copyright 2010, KUNC