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CenturyLink Wins Contract to Support Arizona Network Connectivity; Sonia Ramsey Quoted

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Sonia Ramsey
Sonia Ramsey

CenturyLink has secured a five-year contract with the State of Arizona to provide network connectivity and managed IT services to support state government agencies services, the company reported on Tuesday. The contract has two one-year options.

"The State of Arizona placed its trust in CenturyLink again to deliver a next-generation version of its mission-critical network known as AZNet," said Sonia Ramsey, CenturyLink vice president for the state and local government and education market.

Under the contract, CenturyLink will provide local and wide area network management, WiFi, security, unified voice communications, contact center communications, IT management, data center and cloud-based services to the state.

 CenturyLink also won the previous AZNet contract. With today’s announcement, the company has  expanded its commitment to AZNet to support modern, cloud-based integrated security, automation and orchestration services. 

"This is a great example of how we're helping government agencies of all sizes capitalize on the latest technologies to upgrade their networks and transform the delivery of vital services to citizens," added Ramsey. 

CenturyLink was also awarded a similar managed services contract with the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to integrate the company’s comprehensive managed services in March 2018.

Under the contract, government organizations can leverage CenturyLink's managed services to reduce costs and preserve IT department resources since CenturyLink provides full operational support. The contract has also simplified the order and fulfillment process by allowing organizations to source multi-functional solutions from one vendor.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a technology leader delivering hybrid networking, cloud connectivity, and security solutions to customers around the world. 

Through its extensive global fiber network, CenturyLink provides secure and reliable services to meet the growing digital demands of businesses and consumers. CenturyLink strives to be the trusted connection to the networked world and is focused on delivering technology that enhances the customer experience.