US telco CenturyLink has announced that fibre-ready broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps are now available to 14,000 multi-tenant units (MTUs) in more than 600 cities. According to a company press release, the upgrade will benefit 100,000 small to large businesses in MTUs with symmetrical upload and download speeds, as well as delivering VoIP access and managed IT solutions. CenturyLink says it is now offering fibre-enabled service in cities such as: Phoenix, Denver, Seattle, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Tucson, Colorado Springs, and Minneapolis/Saint Paul. Targeted businesses have access to multiple wide-area network connections delivered over fibre, including multiprotocol label switching virtual private network (MPLS-VPN), metro Ethernet and the latest software-defined wide area network (CenturyLink SD-WAN) solution.
Dean Douglas, CenturyLink president of sales and marketing, commented: ‘These solutions help businesses of all sizes operate more efficiently, be more competitive and grow their business. By offering fibre-ready services to MTUs in our local markets and offering speeds up to 1 Gigabit, we can more quickly connect our business customers to the power of the digital world and offer them affordable and scalable business solutions previously only available to large enterprise companies.’