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CenturyLink to Expand High-Speed Internet to Scottsville, Schuyler

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CenturyLink says it is expanding high-speed Internet service to customers near Scottsville and Schuyler.

Over $1 million from the Connect America Fund helped pay for the expansion and it will serve approximately 180 homes.

CenturyLink says prices will start at about $20 a month when the service is bundled with others. For more information, call CenturyLink at 434-974-6928.

CenturyLink Press Release

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. – As part of its ongoing commitment to its customers in Scottsville and Schuyler, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expanding its high-speed Internet (HSI) service to unserved residences and businesses, offering connection speeds up to 10 Mbps.

CenturyLink is working with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its Connect America Fund (CAF) to help expand broadband availability to these communities. The company accepted approximately $1,300,000 in CAF funds last year to bring broadband to high-cost, rural areas in Virginia and is also investing significant amounts of its own capital to fund this broadband expansion.

“We’re excited to be able to bring broadband to approximately 180 local homes and businesses in the Hardware community six miles east of Scottsville and the Sharon Baptist Church area in Schuyler, where high-speed Internet service would not be economically feasible without public-private programs like the FCC’s Connect America Fund,” said Marcus Hill, CenturyLink General Manager for Virginia. “CenturyLink is focused on expanding our local broadband service because we recognize it will help bring more essential educational and economic opportunities to local residents and businesses.”

CenturyLink’s HSI service gives customers a private, direct connection to the company’s national network and is designed for consistent broadband speeds that enable customers to watch movies, stream videos, play online games and send large files.

CenturyLink HSI prices start at $19.95 per month when bundled with the company’s voice services. Depending on where customers live, a variety of speeds may be available. Customers can order service or check service availability in their area by calling CenturyLink at (434) 974-6928 or by visiting the CenturyLink Experience Center at 1240 Seminole Trail in Charlottesville.

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