CenturyLink to launch 1-gigabit fibre service in Las Vegas in autumn
Oct 10, 2013 (M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) --
Telecommunications company CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:CTL) announced on Wednesday the expansion of its fibre network pilot to Las Vegas, enabling Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps).
According to CenturyLink, its enhanced fibre network will deliver this ultra-fast broadband technology to residential and small business customers in select Las Vegas neighbourhoods beginning this autumn.
CenturyLink had launched its first 1 Gbps fibre network in Omaha, Nebraska, in May 2013. The company expects to have the targeted homes and business in Omaha connected with its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology by the end of this month. Also, the company will use FTTP technology to deliver fast Internet speeds to select homes and small businesses in Las Vegas.
CenturyLink's 1 Gbps service, an Internet speed that is 100 times faster than average broadband speeds, will have a direct connection to the company's recently upgraded 100 Gbps global network, designed to accommodate current day bandwidth demands. This next generation fibre technology also enables CenturyLink to provide a symmetrical service, meaning customers can download and upload information at identical speeds of up to 1 Gbps.
CenturyLink plans to launch this I Gbps service in additional communities into 2014. Small business customers in select locations will also be eligible for 1 Gbps service in early 2014.
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