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CenturyLink wins U.S. Senate contract

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2016 -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently won a multi-year contract worth approximately $11.4 million to provide U.S. Senate state offices with a unified communications-as-a-service platform for hosted voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) service.

The contract award includes the installation, maintenance, operation and management of  CenturyLink-supplied hardware, software, training and help desk support to provide VoIP service to more than 450 Senate offices in all 50 states.

The contract was awarded by the office of the U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms, which is responsible for all Senate telecommunications and technology support services for U.S. Senate offices in Washington, D.C., as well as in the states.

The three-year contract, which is worth approximately $3.8 million a year, has four one-year options and a total value of roughly $26 million.

"CenturyLink looks forward to providing U.S. Senate state offices with a modern, secure unified communications system that offers senators and their staff members more features and functionality," said CenturyLink Senior Vice President and General Manager of Federal Solutions Erich Sanchack. "We're committed to providing innovative, cost-effective solutions that help agencies transform and modernize their legacy systems."

By supplying managed hosting, cybersecurity, cloud and IT services over its carrier-class network, CenturyLink provides government agencies with the security and reliability they need to carry out their important missions.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.