Gigabit fiber service is available immediately to businesses in St. George, Cedar City, Hurricane and Washington

ST. GEORGE, Utah – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the availability of symmetrical fiber-based Internet and data connection speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) for select Southern Utah businesses.

“Business customers are important to CenturyLink, and we are focused on innovations like gigabit fiber technology to help businesses reach their goals and simplify their lives,” said Jeremy Ferkin, vice president of Utah operations, CenturyLink. “We’re committed to delivering the most advanced, convenient and affordable fiber-based solutions to the businesses that drive the economy here in Utah.”

By extending fiber-to-the-premise connections to Southern Utah business locations, the company has scaled its fiber network to offer competitive pricing on IP-based fiber bundles that converge data, Internet and voice service. Now with the power of speeds up to 1 Gbps, CenturyLink’s fiber solutions feature business-caliber service level agreements, cloud-based applications, 24/7 customer care and the option for IT and communication services to be fully managed by CenturyLink.

“For Southern Utah to attract new businesses and to best serve those already located here, the availability of competitively priced fiber services can be a game changer. Fiber connectivity helps give businesses the ability to use new cloud technologies, create job opportunities and attract capital investment in St. George. We commend CenturyLink on this significant investment in our community,” said Jon Pike, mayor of St. George.

CenturyLink’s fiber-based business solutions are flexible and agile to support a business as it grows by enabling employees to work in the cloud, share multimedia files, stream video content and back-up data in real time. CenturyLink’s symmetrical upload and download fiber speeds of up to 1 Gbps outperform the slower upload speeds available through basic business broadband providers, including many cable companies.

Availability in Southern Utah expands CenturyLink’s 1 Gbps footprint beyond Salt Lake City and its surrounding communities, where service for business and residential customers launched in 2014.