CenturyLink may be scaling its IPTV video business with over 2.6 million addressable households as of the end of the second quarter, but the telco has asked the FCC to eliminate non-duplication and syndicated exclusivity rules in order to get more competitive content rates.
CenturyLink has officially launched its Prism IPTV service in Seattle, Wash., complementing its ongoing 1 Gbps FTTH network buildout.
Already having landed in Portland, CenturyLink is set to secure franchise agreements for its 1 Gbps broadband and IPTV services in four more Oregon locales.
CenturyLink's Prism TV service is now available in Salt Lake City, Utah, and surrounding areas including South Jordan.
The turf battle between IPTV provider CenturyLink and incumbent cable operator Comcast just got a bit bigger. The Minneapolis City Council approved CenturyLink's franchise agreement giving the company the go-ahead to launch IPTV service in Minneapolis with the goal of blanketing the entire city with IPTV coverage within five years.
CenturyLink may soon give Comcast a dose of new TV competition in Minneapolis if it gets final city council approval for its video franchise in May.
CenturyLink continued its aggressive expansion of video services in the fourth quarter, announcing Wednesday that it added 12,900 new Prism TV customers in the last three months of 2014.
CenturyLink currently offers a mix of broadband services that scale from as low as 10 Mbps up to 1 Gbps in some markets, but the service provider says the FCC's move to define broadband as 25 Mbps will not impact future or investments in its last mile network.
CenturyLink has made a plea to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee to reform the 1992 Cable Act so new entrants in the video services race can more effectively negotiate prices for content.
CenturyLink is considering its own movement into the growing over-the-top (OTT) video market segment, a top company executive told investors.