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MONROE, La., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Qwest Communications today completed their merger, creating the nation's third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The combined company's increased scale and financial strength will enable it to deliver a broader range of communications services to consumers and small businesses throughout the company's 37-state service area and to business, wholesale and government customers nationwide via its 190,000 route-mile fiber network.
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Just got a letter in the mail about this..
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Hmm. It's old news, though I noticed in the past week here they did remove all Qwest branding in favor of CenturyLink, which others are noticing, so I'll leave this. Our speed and usage policies aren't changing, though they might knock a bit off the monthly bill for once.
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Hmm. It's old news, though I noticed in the past week here they did remove all Qwest branding in favor of CenturyLink, which others are noticing, so I'll leave this. Our speed and usage policies aren't changing, though they might knock a bit off the monthly bill for once.
Yeah, I'm hoping that they bump up the speeds around here, 1.5mbps sucks :C
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I remember when this company was just called Centurytel.
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I remember when this company was just called Centurytel.
It's still publicly traded under that name, so you can call it that if you want.
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I wish they'd get their ducks in a row. Comcast seriously needs some competition around here. I've had nothing but problems out of Comcast. Like right now where my 50 Mb/s Docsys 3.0 line, is only getting an intermittent 25-28 Mb/s down and my ping to a server not 20 miles away is 570 ms. Great service, let me tell you...

Unfortunately, Century Link is the only competition. If you can call it that. :/


Edit/ I might add that I can't connect to any of my clans servers (the closest of which being 8 in Washington D.C.). They're set to kick at 450 ms ping. When everything is actually working correctly on the laughable thing Comcast calls a network, I can get a 200-225 ping on our most distant servers. In Queensland, Australia!
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 8/12/11 at 10:28pm
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creating the nation's third largest telecommunications company in the United States.
things are off to a good start with such grammatical errors LOL.

anyways i hope this actually improves service and competition...
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Yeah, I'm hoping that they bump up the speeds around here, 1.5mbps sucks :C
Ain't that the truth. Why can't we get faster speeds anyway? Is the physical connection not large enough? If that's the case, I doubt where I live will be getting any upgrades...
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Now if they can only get proper speeds around here.

I just switched from Charter 18Mb to Qwest 7Mb, because the Charter would die every single night. With Qwest (now CenturyLink), I'm only getting 3.9Mb, and I'm paying for 7. My modem even says 3963, instead of 71xx that its supposed to show.

We also have absolutely NO fiber in the area yet, so 7Mb is the best we can get with them here.
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Yeah, I'm hoping that they bump up the speeds around here, 1.5mbps sucks :C
I wouldn't count on it. I'm stuck in the same boat as you. talked to a guy from centurylink and he said the updates to qwest's part of the network werent happening any time soon...
I think we should write the FCC, which by the way, Mandated that Centurylink Upgrade qwests residential services to match their own (20MBs in the areas around me that centurylink serves )
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