CenturyLink joins G2G Marketplace, a technology procurement center for U.S. state and local government agencies

Public sector agencies nationwide can now purchase CenturyLink's colocation, cloud and security solutions with pre-negotiated contracts at www.g2gmarket.com 

MONROE, La., May 10, 2016 /CNW/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that its colocation, cloud and security solutions are available through G2G Marketplace, an online technology procurement center for U.S. state and local government agencies.

G2G Marketplace is a simple, user-friendly procurement marketplace launched in 2014 by government IT officials from Oakland County, Michigan as a "government-to-government" resource to make it easier for agencies to purchase high-quality technology services. Government customers use the website to research, purchase and implement technology solutions and professional services using pre-negotiated blanket purchase agreements.

"CenturyLink is pleased to be working with G2G Marketplace to help our government and public sector customers implement new technologies to quickly and efficiently solve their business problems," said Rick Buyens, regional sales vice president, CenturyLink. "The G2G Marketplace streamlines the contracting, licensing and purchasing process for agencies that want to take their hybrid IT strategy to the next level using CenturyLink's colocation, cloud and security solutions."

With G2G Marketplace, government agencies, including states, counties, municipalities, courts, schools, libraries, police departments and fire departments, can reduce the time and costs associated with evaluating technology vendors and negotiating complex contracts.

"Oakland County's G2G Marketplace has been nationally recognized by the National Association of Counties and the Center for Digital Government because it gives local governments a way to improve customer service while reducing costs," said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. "We are pleased to add CenturyLink to the list of companies that provide government technology solutions in the cloud."

The solutions and services for the G2G Marketplace were selected through a standard procurement process using generally accepted purchasing practices and guidelines, and G2G Marketplace follows all generally accepted government standard purchasing processes. Visit www.g2gmarket.com.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.

For further information: Meme Moore, 303.992.2527, meme.moore@centurylink.com, http://www.centurylink.com


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