CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that symmetrical broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) are available to residential and business customers in select Denver neighborhoods through the company’s ultra-fast fiber network. This highly advanced fiber technology provides access to the some of the fastest upload and download Internet speeds currently available in the U.S.
CenturyLink’s 1 Gbps fiber service will initially launch in select Denver neighborhoods and will be available to some businesses throughout the greater Denver metro area.
CenturyLink's 1 Gbps service is equivalent to 1,000 Mbps - up to 100 times faster than today’s national average broadband speeds of 10 Mbps or less, according to industry studies. These speeds allow users to stream high-definition video content with little to no delays and download movies, songs and TV shows in seconds. Residential customers who have multiple devices connected to one Internet connection in the home will still have more than enough capacity and speed to support other uses of broadband such as online gaming and home automation systems.
"Colorado has become a nationally recognized incubator for innovative startups, with five of top 25 metro regions here, because Coloradans keep building, growing, and not settling for good enough," said Governor John Hickenlooper. "In today's economy every GIG matters. CenturyLink's announcement of bringing 1GIG to Denver is yet another example of Colorado galvanizing the infrastructure for tomorrow."
Select businesses throughout Denver, whether located within multi-tenant unit buildings, strip malls or stand-alone locations, can now benefit from Internet and data network upload and download speeds of up to 1 Gbps to help increase productivity and efficiency while working in the cloud, sharing multimedia files, streaming video content and backing-up data in real-time. By extending fiber-to-the-premises connections deeper into the business community, CenturyLink’s fast fiber-based business solutions can help the city attract new businesses and drive economic growth.