CenturyLink to Invest $20 million for broadband in New Mexico

CenturyLink announced its plans to invest at least $20
million to improve and expand broadband communications services in New Mexico
now that it has merged with Qwest Communications.

“This investment by CenturyLink to expand broadband
services in New Mexico is an effective way for the company to introduce itself
to the state,” said Pat Lyons, chairman, New Mexico Public Regulation


“CenturyLink is New Mexico’s leading communications
provider now that its merger with Qwest is complete. We look forward to the
additional resources and opportunities that this increased Internet
connectivity made possible by CenturyLink will provide the people of New
Mexico,” Lyons added.


With the Qwest merger completed, CenturyLink
is focusing on improving and expanding broadband availability and increasing
connectivity speeds to consumers.

“As a result of CenturyLink’s merger with Qwest, the
combined company now has the financial strength, national breadth, and local
depth to provide a compelling array of broadband products and high bandwidth
services in New Mexico,” said Valerie Dodd, vice president and general
manager, CenturyLink, New Mexico.

Dodd and her Albuquerque-based local operations team
currently are studying the communities CenturyLink serves in the state to
determine where to deploy the expanded broadband infrastructure that the new
initiative will fund.

The company wants to ensure the expansion effort delivers
the best possible high-speed Internet experience to New Mexico customers.

CenturyLink will implement the expanded broadband program
over the next several years. The investment is in addition to the millions the
company spends in the state annually to improve and expand its existing
communications network.

By Telecomlead.com Team

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