CenturyLink brings ultra-fast service to Valley

Posted at 7:52 PM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-16 22:52:22-04

CenturyLink just announced small business and residents in certain parts of the Valley now have access to broadband speeds up to one gigabit per second through its nationwide fiber optic network.

The company first offered some business customers in the Phoenix area this kind of broadband service last August. Now, they’re expanding that service to certain areas of Anthem, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix and Scottsdale, according to a press release.

If you want to know if this kind of service is available to you, you can contact CenturyLink or click here to sign up for an email notification once upgrades are completed in your area.

Speeds this fast will allow small businesses to work faster in the cloud, sharing files, streaming video content and backing-up data in real time, according to CenturyLink.

And, in your home, CenturyLink says one gigabit per second means you can stream high-definition videos with no delays and you can download TV shows, movies and music in seconds.

CenturyLink says it will have more than 700,000 households across the country enabled with gigabit service by the end of the year.

Click here to see CenturyLink's map of its fiber optic network nationwide.