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CenturyLink to roll out broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second in Denver

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MONROE, La. — CenturyLink announced Tuesday that it will expand broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second to residential and business customers in 16 cities — including Denver — through its advanced fiber services.

The rollout will occur within the next year and the super-fast speed will allow users to stream high-definition video with little to no delays, and download movies, songs and TV shows in seconds. CenturyLink says the speed is up to 100 times faster than the 10 megabits per second or less that is the national average.

“We are providing these cities a reliable network with ultra-fast broadband speeds that help create a foundation for a strong community, attract new businesses and drive economic growth,” said Shirish Lal, CenturyLink senior vice president of marketing.

Besides Denver, residential and businesses in Columbia, Mo.; Jefferson City, Mo.; Las Vegas; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Omaha, Neb.; Orlando, Fla.; Portland, Ore.; Salt Lake City; and Seattle will be offered the higher speed.

The fast speed will be offered to businesses in Albuquerque; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Phoenix; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Spokane, Wash.; and Tucson, Ariz.

“One gigabit speeds help businesses increase productivity and efficiency by allowing them to gain instant access to cloud business applications, share multimedia files, stream video content, and back up data in real time,” the company said in a news release.