DoJ approves CenturyLink divestments in Albuquerque, Boise

16 Mar 2018

US fixed line operator CenturyLink has confirmed that the Department of Justice (DoJ) has approved the sale of former Level 3 Communications metro network assets in the Albuquerque, New Mexico and Boise, Idaho. The Albuquerque network will be sold to Unite Private Networks (UPN), a fibre operator based in Kansas City, Missouri, while the Boise network will be offloaded to local firm Syringa Networks. Both deals are subject to other governmental approvals, including that of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), along with other customary closing conditions.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, last year CenturyLink entered into an agreement with the DoJ to divest former Level 3 metro assets in Albuquerque, Boise and Tucson, Arizona, following CenturyLink’s USD34 billion acquisition of Level 3.

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