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100 CenturyLink Drive

Monroe, LA 71203

United States

Phone: 318-388-9000

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other services, such as call forwarding, caller identification, conference calling, voice mail, selective call ringing and call waiting, for which it charges an additional monthly fee. The company also generates revenues from non-recurring services, such as inside wire installation, maintenance services, service activation and reactivation. For its wholesale customers, the company’s local calling service offerings include primarily the resale of its voice services and the sale of UNEs, which allow its wholesale customers to use its network or a combination of its network and their own networks to provide voice and data services to their customers. Local calling services provided to the company’s wholesale customers allow other telecommunications companies the ability to originate or terminate telecommunications services on its network. Long-distance: The company offers its residential, business, and wholesale customers domestic and international long-distance services and toll-free services. Its international long-distance services include voice calls that either terminate or originate with its customers in the United States. Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN): The company offers ISDN services, which uses regular telephone lines to support voice, video, and data applications. WAN: The company offers WAN services, which allow a local communications network to link to networks in remote locations. Switched Access Services: As a part of the company’s wholesale segment operations, it provides various forms of switched access services to wireline and wireless service providers for the use of its facilities to originate and terminate their interstate and intrastate voice transmissions. Data Integration Data integration includes the sale of telecommunications equipment located on customers' premises and related professional services. These services include network management, installation and maintenance of data equipment and the building of proprietary fiber-optic broadband networks for the company’s governmental and business customers. Other The company also generates other operating revenues from Universal Service Fund revenues and surcharges, and the leasing and subleasing of space in its office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. The majority of the company’s real estate properties are located in the local service area of its wireline operations. Sales and Marketing The company conducts majority of its operations under the brand name ‘CenturyLink’. Its satellite television service is offered on a co-branded basis under the ‘DIRECTV’ name. The company’s switched digital television service offering is branded under the name ‘Prism’. The wireless service that the company offers under its agency agreement with Verizon Wireless is marketed under the ‘Verizon Wireless’ brand name. Since January 2014, the company had marketed certain data hosting, IT and other services furnished through its data hosting operations under the ‘CenturyLink Technology Solutions’ brand name. The company markets its products and services primarily through direct sales representatives, inbound call centers, local retail stores, telemarketing, and third parties. It also markets through indirect channels, including collaborations with existing clients and technology providers, telecommunications companies, and system integrators. Strategy The company’s strategy is to improve its communications services by offering a bundle of services and deploying new technologies to further improve customer loyalty. Regulation The company is subject to regulation by the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates interstate communications, and state utility commissions, which regulate intrastate communications. The company is required to comply with the Communications Act of 1934, which requires the company to offer services at just and reasonable rates and on non-discriminatory terms, as well as the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which amended the Communications Act of 1934 primarily to promote competition. The company’s operations and those of other telecommunications carriers have been furthe

 

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