SALT LAKE CITY, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) delivers on its promise to be a technology leader in Utah with an announcement today that Prism® TV service is now available to many Salt Lake City and surrounding area residents and businesses. Prism® TV, an interactive TV service delivered through CenturyLink's nationwide fiber optic network, is an alternative to cable and satellite services and provides customers with the latest in entertainment technology.
In 2014, CenturyLink deployed fiber-enabled 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) broadband speeds to residential and business customers in Salt Lake City and many other Utah communities and is now making additional investments to offer entertainment services such as Prism® TV.
"Prism® TV is different from other television services in Salt Lake City. It delivers a digital connection to the home, providing a combination of interactive features, a wireless set-top box and a large selection of HD channels," said Jeremy Ferkin, CenturyLink vice president of Utah operations. "Prism® TV service is complemented by our aggressive fiber broadband deployment in Utah that includes Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second."
"Utah is home to one of the nation's most connected high-speed broadband systems in the country," said Val Hale, executive director, Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development. "CenturyLink's Prism® TV is an excellent example of what high-speed Internet broadband service can provide Utah residents, businesses and educational institutions."
Advanced features offered by Prism® TV include a wireless set-top box, whole-home DVR, a mobile app for watching programming at home or on the go, extensive video on demand library and an app center for accessing social network sites. In addition, Prism® TV offers premium mobile content from HBO GO®, MAX GO®, STARZ Play and SHOWTIME Anytime®, and a large selection of sports channels, including the NFL Network, SEC Network, Pac-12 Network and Big Ten Network.
As a leading provider of 1 Gbps broadband services for consumers, businesses and education in Utah, CenturyLink has committed to bring 1 Gbps speeds to approximately 100,000 residential customers during the next 12 months in locations ranging from Logan to St. George.
Prism® TV is now available in Salt Lake County, including many Salt Lake City locations, and in South Jordan. Customers who want to learn more about Prism® TV or see if the service is available in their area can go to the CenturyLink retail store located at 156 East Winchester Street in Murray, or online at www.centurylink.com/prismtv. Customers can also go to www.centurylink.com/prismtvme to sign up to be notified when the service is available in their area.
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.
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