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CenturyLink Expands Broadband Capacity Between the US and UK

Many of us think of CenturyLink as just another CLEC that provides T1 and telephone services

NEW YORK ��Aqua Comms Limited, a provider of scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions, and CenturyLink, Inc. announced on July 20 that CenturyLink has activated two 100 Gigabit links between New York and London on Aqua Comms’ America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system. The provisioning of this service will support CenturyLink’s U.S. to Europe broadband traffic.

According to telecom analyst firm TeleGeography, transatlantic bandwidth is in high demand and the New York-to-London route is the second-largest international internet traffic route globally with multiple terabits of peak traffic.�We reported on the christening of a new 60 terrabit/second link between the U.S. and Japan just few weeks ago.�

Aqua Comms is the owner and operator of the transatlantic cable AEConnect and the Irish Sea cable CeltixConnect, and was established to build, acquire or merge with subsea fiber optic cable networks to provide networking solutions to the global media, content providers and IT companies.

Many of us think of CenturyLink as just another CLEC that provides T1 and telephone services; but in reality, it�s a large company that bills itself as �a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company� that 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.�