Wake Forest is "Gig City" for business - courtesy of CenturyLink!

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CenturyLink’s 1 Gbps service is now available to more than 18,000 business locations in North Carolina.

Company expands gigabit fiber availability to more than 115,000 U.S. business locations including to businesses in central and eastern North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the availability of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) fiber speeds to more than 18,000 business locations throughout North Carolina as part of a national fiber network upgrade that expanded availability of CenturyLink’s gigabit broadband services to nearly 490,000 business locations in 17 states.

As part of CenturyLink’s gigabit service launch in North Carolina, speeds up to 1 Gbps are now available to select business locations in these communities: Clayton, Dunn, Elizabeth City, Erwin, Fayetteville, Fuquay-Varina, Greenville, Henderson, Hillsboro, Hope Mills, Jacksonville, Kill Devil Hills, Kinston, Mebane, Morehead City, Nags Head, New Bern, Oxford, Pittsboro, Pope Army Airfield, Princeville, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Roxboro, Siler City, Smithfield, Southern Pines, Spring Lake, Tarboro, Wade, Wake Forest, Washington, Whiteville, Williamston, Wilson and Winterville.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer ultra-fast fiber broadband speeds up 1 gigabit per second to our business customers throughout Central and Eastern North Carolina,” said Rondi Furgason, CenturyLink vice president of regional operations. “Many businesses rely on fast Internet speeds to maintain their competitive edge in the market, and CenturyLink is committed to helping them harness the bandwidth they need to be successful.”

High-speed broadband connectivity makes it easier for businesses to work in the cloud, upload and download large multimedia files, stream video content and back-up data in real time. With symmetrical upload and download speeds of up to 1 Gbps, fiber service from CenturyLink outperforms the slower upload speeds available through basic business broadband providers, including many cable companies.

“High-speed broadband is a critical piece of the digital infrastructure that supports economic growth, especially in North Carolina’s underserved communities,” said State Chief Information Officer Chris Estes. “We welcome the opportunity for businesses in every corner of the state to connect and compete.” 

CenturyLink uses Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology to provide speeds of up to 1 Gbps to businesses located near the company’s fiber network backbone or in fiber-fed multi-tenant unit office buildings.

In addition to providing fiber connectivity, CenturyLink can manage a range of IT services for small and midsized business customers. CenturyLink’s Managed Office is a complete IT and phone system solution that includes managed voice, data, security, infrastructure and cloud-based business applications for a low monthly fee.

Managed services from CenturyLink are designed for businesses that want enterprise-class IT capabilities yet do not have enough in-house time or expertise to implement and maintain new technology. CenturyLink handles the day-to-day work of installing, managing and updating IT systems on behalf of businesses, which enables them to shift internal resources to more strategic projects.

Business customers can visit www.centurylink.com/northcarolina to learn more about CenturyLink’s fiber-based services, including speeds up to 1 Gbps, and to determine if service is available in their location.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.


  1. Dan Baird's avatar
    Dan Baird
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    I have Century Link at my home in Mebane NC. Their customer service is responsive and their technicians are professional. However, the fastest internet speed they can deliver to my home is 3 Mbps. I'll be very reluctant to use them as a provider to my business if they fail to improve on this residential service. My home is only 1 3/4 miles from the Mebane City Limits. They are still using phone lines to deliver my internet.

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