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MEF Recognizes Ethernet Solution by CenturyLink

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December 10, 2012

MEF Recognizes Ethernet Solution by CenturyLink

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor


The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF (News - Alert)) has honored CenturyLink for developing an Ethernet solution for Monroe City Schools in Monroe, La.


CenturyLink is a US based telecommunications company that is well known in the network services market. The company has received the 2012 "Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application" award by the MEF for the solution that provides the school system with a consolidated and highly resilient Ethernet-based infrastructure.

CenturyLink’s Ethernet solution enables the Monroe City Schools to effectively manage voice, video and data traffic on their network.

“CenturyLink has a long history of supporting educational institutions with the services they need to deliver a richer educational experience,” said Matt Beal, CenturyLink senior vice president - corporate strategy, product development and chief technology officer.

Presented annually, the MEF Carrier Ethernet Awards are given to companies that demonstrate excellence and leadership in the delivery of Carrier Ethernet Services.

“Our Ethernet solutions provide the bandwidth-intensive applications each school system needs while allowing them to easily tailor the connection requirements for each building. This reduces network complexity and operating costs,” added Beal.

CenturyLink has also received other awards this year. In May 2012, the company was honored with the 2012 "Customer Value Enhancement Award in Retail Mid-Band Ethernet (MBE) Services" from Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert).

The research firm recognized CenturyLink for the deployment of fiber and copper-based MBE services to small and large businesses.

CenturyLink was in news last month for extending its full suite of voice and IP services into five additional CoreSite (News - Alert) data centers. This expansion added to the coverage currently offered in the nine North American CoreSite data centers.

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