Meeting the Public Interest
Why This Transaction is in the Best Interests
of Customers, Communities and States
The merger of CenturyLink and Qwest serves the public interest, as it continues CenturyLink’s tradition of successful and pro-consumer acquisitions and integrations. The combination of CenturyLink and Qwest brings a wider variety of services and greater broadband availability to customers than either company could offer alone.
Each company has been recognized for its commitment to deliver broadband capabilities to more customers. Both companies have made investments that achieved widespread broadband availability in their regions at higher speeds. The combined company has approximately 88% broadband availability across its local market areas.
CenturyLink committed in its agreements with state commissions to expand broadband deployment, particularly in rural and underserved communities, and to continue deploying innovative broadband services throughout the combined company’s service area.
The service footprints of CenturyLink and Qwest are complementary with minimal overlaps. In many areas, the combined footprints connect rural and urban areas and link fiber networks to better enable the deployment of advanced services to more customers.
The combined company will increase the variety and quality of services available to customers, such as its competitive CenturyLinkTM PrismTM TV (IPTV) offering.
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|Jan. 5, 2011||Utah Public Service Commission Approves CenturyLink-Qwest Merger|
|Jan. 4, 2011||Nebraska Public Service Commission Approves CenturyLink-Qwest Merger|
|Dec. 29, 2010||CenturyLink and Qwest Reach Agreement with the Washington UTC Staff and Public Counsel|
|Dec. 16, 2010||Colorado Public Utilities Commission Approves CenturyLink-Qwest Merger|
|Dec. 14, 2010||Montana Public Service Commission Approves CenturyLink-Qwest Merger|
|Nov. 29, 2010||CenturyLink and Qwest Reach Merger Agreement with Arizona Corporate Commission Staff|
|Nov. 22, 2010||CenturyLink and Qwest Reach Agreement with Cox Communications|
|Nov. 10, 2010||CenturyLink and Qwest Reach Agreement with Colorado PUC Staff|
|Nov. 09, 2010||CenturyLink and Qwest reach agreement with federal government customers|
|Nov. 08, 2010||CenturyLink and Qwest Reach Agreement with Integra Telecom|
|Nov. 04, 2010||Iowa Becomes First State in Qwest Local Region to Approve CenturyLink-Qwest Merger|
|Nov. 03, 2010||CenturyLink responds to inaccurate guest column|
|Oct. 22, 2010||CenturyLink and Qwest Reach Agreement with Unions on Merger|
|Sept. 22, 2010||CenturyLink and Qwest receive merger approval in nine states and the District of Columbia|
|July 16, 2010||Amendment No. 1 to Form S−4 Registration Statement|
|July 7, 2010||CenturyLink-Qwest Employee Update #3|
|May 28, 2010||FCC 214 filing (Application for Consent to Transfer Control)|