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CenturyLink buys Level 3 for $34B US

telecom | 10/31/2016 7:31 pm EDT

CenturyLink Inc. said Monday it is buying Level 3 Communications Inc. in a deal valued at approximately $34 billion US. “The combined company will have the ability to offer CenturyLink's larger enterprise customer base the benefits of Level 3's global footprint with a combined presence in more than 60 countries,” the companies said in a press release.  CenturyLink president and CEO Glen Post added in the release that “together with Level 3 we will have one of the most robust fiber network and high-speed data services companies in the...

Companies seeking injunction for Bell’s IPTV technology

telecom | 06/20/2016 9:08 pm EDT

Whether a patent encompasses technology used by BCE Inc.’s IPTV service will be a central issue as a patent case two-plus years in the making gets its date in court Tuesday.   The Federal Court in Toronto was scheduled to hear the patent infringement case brought against Bell, and its Atlantic Canada arm Bell Aliant, by television providers MediaTube Corp. and NorthVu Inc. The statement of claim was initially filed on April 23, 2013. At issue is patent 477, which the plaintiffs allege to be theirs and under use by Bell in its IPTV products. The system...

CenturyLink funded to expand rural Internet in U.S.

telecom | 08/28/2015 6:22 pm EDT

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Thursday it will provide funding of about $506 million US a year to CenturyLink Inc. to deliver broadband Internet service to rural parts of the United States. The...

Savvis renamed CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Media | 01/21/2014 7:44 pm EST

CenturyLink Inc. said Tuesday it has changed the name of its data-hosting division from Savvis to CenturyLink Technology Solutions. CenturyLink, a telecommunications firm based in Monroe, La., in November announced a Savvis data...