Thursday May 16
How To Stop Using The Big Stick
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing." -Theodore Roosevelt It's mid-morning at the office.
Wed May 15, 2013
The Miami Herald
Tech Q&A: Law firm's custom email address locked in limbo
That's what Comcast did with Minneapolis attorneys Richard Fuller and Charles Horowitz, who recently opened a new two-person law firm.
Tue May 14, 2013
CenturyLink will close Hood River call center, lay off 51
CenturyLink plans to lay off 51 employees in Hood River and close its call center there this summer, the company told employees this afternoon.
Fitch Rates Qwest Corporation's Proposed Senior Unsecured Notes Offering 'BBB-'
CHICAGO, May 14 Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'BBB-' rating to Qwest Corporation's proposed offering of senior unsecured notes due 2053.
Mon May 13, 2013
The Pordland Mercury
Judge Okays Phone Tax for Portland Police Reforms
A Multnomah County judge managed to rain down bad news on both CenturyLink and the Oregonian editorial board today - upholding an incremental land-line phone tax proposed by former Mayor Sam Adams to help pay for police reforms put forward by the US Department of Justice.
KOTA-TV Rapid City
Wyoming Internet providers working together
Ptolemy Data Systems in Sheridan, Visionary Communications in Gillette, TCT of Basin, and Green House Data in Cheyenne are working together to establish Bighorn Fiber, the state's first Internet peering exchange.
Pre-Market Analysis on WIN, FTR, CTL, FTE, and NTT
StockCall.com Provides Stock Research on Windstream Corp., Frontier Communications Corp., CenturyLink Inc., France Telecom, and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp.
Sun May 12, 2013
Why is Omaha behind other Nebraska cities in 1-gigabit service?
In the Money Talks blog, The World-Herald shares the latest in Nebraska business and development, with behind-the-scenes notes from our Money team.
Sat May 11, 2013
Wisconsin town is proud home of stinkiest cheese
The clock hits 6:34 a.m. at the Jansen home in northwest Omaha, and five 14-year-olds hustle out the door with backpacks to catch their bus.
Fri May 10, 2013
Why can't companies do things right the first time?
Recently, I've had a string of run-ins with companies that have left me pondering that question.
The Greenville Sun
Upgraded 911 System To Be Installed Soon
BY KEN LITTLE STAFF WRITER Greene County's new "next generation" 911 communications system should be installed in about three weeks, county 911 Director Jerry Bird said Thursday.
The Boulder County Business Report
City eyes bonds for broadband build-out
The estimated $40 million to $50 million needed to build-out Longmont's high-speed broadband network may come in the form of private-activity bonds.
Appeal filed in E-911 upgrade
The Island Packet reports that Centurylink is appealing the contract saying it were never told about the county's planned E-911 upgrade.
Thu May 09, 2013
CenturyLink Price Target Increased to $36.00 by Analysts at Deutsche Bank
The firm currently has a "hold" rating on the stock. Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock.
Cyan's IPO opens under price at $10.05; hopes to raise $110 million
Cyan, an emerging software-defined networking and packet-optical transport platform vendor, saw its initial public offer of 8 million shares of common stock, priced at $11 per share, open at $10.05 this morning on the New York Stock Exchange.
Reason to believe: Nebraska residents to receive CenturyLink 1Gbps connection
CenturyLink has announced it intends to connect 48,000 west Omaha homes and businesses to new 1Gbps fibre-optic architecture 'to create a more robust network'. Customers in the mooted deployment area are expected to receive the service by early-October 2013, and the company will evaluate factors such as positive community support, competitive ... (more)
Business Broadband Helps Boost CenturyLink Profit by Nearly 50%
Declines in CenturyLink's legacy business drove revenues down by a little more than 2 percent, to $4.51 billion, but that was only slightly lower than analysts' estimates.
Jindal Warns Current Budget Plan Could Affect CenturyLink Commitment
State representatives say otherwise, and while tweaks are being made to the current budget plan -- it's set to go up for debate on the house floor Thursday.
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
CenturyLink Earnings: Here's Why Investors are Excited Now
CenturyLink, Inc. delivered a profit and beat Wall Street's expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation.
Wed May 08, 2013
The Island Packet
CenturyLink to appeal Hargray E-911 contract award
CenturyLink says it will appeal a $2.35 million "no-bid" contract Beaufort County awarded to Hargray Communications this week to build and maintain a next-generation E-911 network.