CenturyLink is continuing its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) drive, announcing the availability the ultra-broadband service to select business locations in Grand Junction, Colorado. The operator has targeted to reach more than 700,000 households in 17 states by the end of last year, making its network one of the biggest fiber-enabled gigabit networks in the U.S.
CenturyLink says that the Gigabit broadband can improve the performance of business software applications and IT operations, especially cloud-based functions such as data storage and backup.
To add value for customers, CenturyLink is including a core set of cloud-based email, collaboration and productivity business software applications with the business fiber service bundles at no additional charge. Customers also can access an expanded catalog to purchase additional cloud-based business applications. Business voice service is also available with fiber connectivity with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution, consolidating voice and data over a single, efficient, fiber-based network.