High-speed Internet services comes to commercial buildings

Internet services with speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second are now available to more than 700 Grand Valley businesses as part of efforts by CenturyLink to serve tenants in commercial buildings across Colorado.

CenturyLink announced that high-speed Internet access is available to more than 21,000 businesses in buildings across the state, including a total of 61 buildings in Grand Junction and Fruita and 169 buildings in Western Colorado.

Additional information about CenturyLink fiber-based services and the availability of services at a specific location is available from www.centurylink.com/denver.

Businesses in the buildings have broadband access delivered over fiber with upload and download speeds of 1 gigabits, including connections over virtual private networks, metro Ethernet and software-defined wide area networks.

CenturyLink also offers businesses voice over Internet protocol services as well as cloud-based and information technology management services. In addition, businesses can locate their services in secure and redundant data centers managed by the company, said Vernon Irvin, senior vice president of small and midsize business for CenturyLink.

“Colorado is an exciting place to start, grow and conduct business. By offering fiber-ready services to multi-tenant unit office buildings across the state, we can more quickly connect our business customers to the power of the digital world,” Irvin said “We are changing the business data landscape and are excited to offer access to the blazing-fast gigabit service from CenturyLink that enterprises throughout the country trust for affordable and scalable business solutions.”

Kristy Pollard, executive director of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, said she was pleased with the announcement.

“We are pleased to learn that more local business customers in Grand Junction and Fruita located within a total of 61 mult-tenant unit properties can benefit from gigabit services now available from CenturyLink’s recent broadband investments in the Grand Valley,” Pollard said. “Access to affordable and scalable gigabit services is key to our ability to attract and create jobs and grow our existing local businesses in Grand Junction and Fruita.”

Christian Reece, executive director of the Club 20 regional organization headquarterted in Grand Junction, said she was pleased more than 1,700 West Slope businesses will have an opportunity to use services offered in a total of 169 properties in 17 cities in the region.