centurylink just another company that centurylink will probably ruin if they buy it
Good God, why? They are buying this for what?
century link - tw telecom their fiber network
reply to fifty nine
Re: Good God, why? Because they can?
A client of mine uses TW Telecom, and we've been relatively happy with them. I'm not looking forward to the CenturyLink people...especially after my experiences with them while they were still CenturyTel...
Who else can I turn to though? Certainly not back to the Death Star...
reply to soonermagixx
Re: century link - tw telecom After Hurricane Issac, we found out just how 'redundant' TW's fiber was in Metairie...it's apparently run as a single loop, with no redundancy in the path at all. Because there were multiple locations that lost power, there were multiple points of failure in the loop, and even though we had power we were dead in the water.
I wish they would have just been honest to begin with...we were sold a pig with lipstick that "didn't go down at all during Katrina!"
reply to fifty nine
Re: Good God, why? fiber network, and business customer base would be it. CentLink is probably finding ways to bring in more money without taking any rural/off loaded phone systems- AT&T - so they're focusing on business- which is smart. Plus with this they can keep more of their traffic on their own network for longer periods of time.
Less competition As the CEO of RWSI I hope this doesn't happen. We have been happy with TW Telecom as our backbone provider for or wireless Internet network.
We were very unhappy with Qwest now Centurlink in the New Mexico market for less than
adequate fiber access and high prices.
We will eventually need 100s of gigabits accessing to the world and I can see the writing on the wall, it won't happen.
Somebody has got to say no to the bloated failing corporation somewhere!
CenturyLink is loosing pots customers so fast nationally how can they ever pay off a now more than 30 billion debt when the business is only work 10 billion?
WiFiguruTo infinity... and beyondPremium
Noooo Noooooooo. Leave TW Telecom alone!
reply to ccureau
Re: century link - tw telecom Right.. Worst case scenario, they could have utilized their peering agreements with one of several other providers. Sounds like they could have had a something go wrong in a rate center or CO. That is very unfortunate.
reply to RWSI
Re: Less competition Business customers pay more. And just because they're losing dial tone customers doesn't mean they're not adding DSL customers. Plus with TWT they'll have more $$$ coming in from peering agreements and companies that have huge long term contracts. Something they won't get with regular customers
Simba7I Void Warranties
reply to codyyy
Re: centurylink I'd have to agree with you there. I don't remember Qwest being this bad.
We had a solid 7mbps link back in 2005-2006 when it was Qwest. Recently, I decided to get our line back as a backup and their highest option was 5mbps (no idea why). We have been EXTREMELY disappointed with constant retraining and terrible signal levels. I'm thinking of ditching them completely and going with someone else.
TW Telecom-CenturyLink I can tell you this ... until there is an acceptable Labor Agreement in place with the more than 13,000 Unionized workers at CTL, they will not be buying anyone. In fact, I would think any company would be very reticent to even "talk" with CTL until they settle with their workers. Keep in mind too- CTL earned more than $2 Billion in profits last year so we are not talking about a company that is strapped financially - except they will be if they continue to go on these wild "spending sprees" (acquisitions) they have engaged in the past 3-5 years. They were a small "no-name" company of approx $500-600 Mill in Revenue before they bought Embarq- suddenly they "became" a $3-4 Bill company; then they bought Qwest and Savvis which catapulted them to the $18-20 Billion range! All financed through increasing debt obligations - which they are NOW trying to offset by dozens of years worth of Concessions by the workers! They still remain a small town bunch of "hicks" from Louisiana who do not know how to run a large organization. Look at their "leadership" - not one went to a prestigious University at all - and some have NO degree even! Yet the top 16 Execs at CTL made close to $40 Mill last year alone! ... Greedy... Shameful..."taking care of their own" .. but now they have their hands full with a Union that has over 750,000 members and 13,000 of them right now in CTL territory. There will never be a deal with TW Telecom until there is a FAIR and equitable agreement with their employees!!