Centurylink Deploys Calix’s E7-2 And 700ge Onts In Omaha

CenturyLink Athlete of Week: Anna Paradee of Federal Way’s Decatur H.S.

CenturyLink is leveraging the Calix Compass Flow Analyze software as a service application to both measure usage trends as well as to optimize service performance. The deployment will also utilize Ericsson’s professional services expertise and ecosystem to bring the scale required to connect homes and businesses in Omaha. “The gigabit trial in Omaha is a great opportunity for CenturyLink to provide the businesses and residents in the pilot area a leap forward in broadband technology,” said Matt Beal, CenturyLink CTO and executive vice president of corporate strategy and product development. “With the help of Calix, we look forward to seeing what our customers will do with their gig and how it provides us a competitive advantage.” “We have seen gigabit deployments capture the attention of service providers around the world, as they examine the impacts and opportunities that these super-charged networks bring to the communities in which they are deployed, and to the service providers that deploy them,” said John Colvin, senior vice president of North America sales and marketing at Calix.
Full version: http://it.tmcnet.com/news/2013/10/03/7456079.htm

Report: Seahawks might add 2K-3K seats at CenturyLink Field for 2014

The Seahawks are trying to find out how many fans they can cram into CenturyLink Field. (USATSI)

“I have to pay this bill, and they’re going to credit me, and I’ll see the credit in about two months,” Wise said Thursday. The stay-at-home engineer is among hundreds of customers who are still without phone and Internet service because of the floods. Her service was cut Sept.
Full version: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24240638/centurylink-issue-credits-colorado-customers-affected-by-floods

CenturyLink to issue credits to Colorado customers affected by floods

The company will miss on various free cash flow measures as well. Company-defined Free Cash Flow is expected to decline at a 3-year CAGR of -19% through 2015 and Free Cash Flow to Equity is expected to decline at a -14% CAGR.
Full version: http://seekingalpha.com/article/1725042-short-centurylink-look-past-stock-buybacks-and-dividends-for-a-45-return

Additional seats at CenturyLink Field would be good news for a Seahawks fan base that bought all 62,000 season-tickets the team sold in 2013. Seattle currently has a season-ticket waiting list of over 12,000. If the Seahawks do add seats though, you can probably expect to see more letters like this written by 49ers fans and sent to their local newspapers: Was anyone else appalled by the unsportsmanlike conduct of the Seattle Seahawks and their fans, juiced on noise, which surely creates as big an advantage over an opponent as any performance enhancing drug and which, to their shame, NFL officials turn the same blind eye they have to concussions and drugs (“Seattle states case loudly, clearly in rout,” Sports, Sept. 16)?
Full version: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/23989145/report-seahawks-might-add-2k-to-3k-seats-at-centurylink-field-for-2014

CenturyLink to Award $50,000 in Tech Grants to Idaho Teachers

Teachers have until Jan. 10 to apply.
Full version: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/centurylink-to-award-in-tech-grants-to-idaho-teachers/article_0cabd158-45bd-575a-85b2-d1dd364492e2.html

CenturyLink Wholesale Receives Five “Best-in-Class” Awards

(NYSE: CTL) was selected by its wholesale customers across the U.S. as the recipient of five “Best-in-Class” awards. The honors were presented to CenturyLink today by international research firm ATLANTIC-ACM during a ceremony at the COMPTEL PLUS 2013 convention in Orlando. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090602/DA26511LOGO) The ATLANTIC-ACM 2013 U.S.
Full version: http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130924-909077.html

Short CenturyLink: Look Past Stock Buybacks And Dividends For A 45% Return

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Anna, a senior at Decatur, was selected Athlete of the Week based on her dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership and athletic performance. Anna holds a 3.9 GPA as a three-sport athlete since her freshman year, lettering and qualifying for State in diving, gymnastics, and pole vault. As a junior last year, she placed 6th in State in dive, 4th at State in gymnastics on the vault, and 4th at the Track and Field State Championships in the pole vault.
Full version: http://q13fox.com/2013/10/04/centurylink-athlete-of-the-week/

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