CenturyLink selling copper network in 20 states instead of installing fiber

A CenturyLink service van seen from behind, with several CenturyLink logos visible.

Enlarge / A CenturyLink service van parked in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 2, 2019. (credit: Getty Images | Robert Alexander )

press release said yesterday. The networks in the pending sale reach seven million residences and businesses but only have 200,000 fiber-to-the-premises deployments.

CenturyLink said it will keep its ILEC networks in 16 states where it has 2.4 million fiber-to-the-premises deployments among 21 million homes and businesses, saying these networks have “significant overlap” with its “enterprise and fiber-to-the-home build opportunities.”

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