CenturyLink is based in Monroe, Louisiana. The company provides data services and communications to residential, business and governmental customers in over 30 states in the United States.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States behind AT&T and Verizon. The company was founded in Louisiana as the Oak Ridge Telephone Company and was renamed Century Telephone Enterprises, Inc. in 1971. The company's head office in Louisiana has a technology research and development lab, a network operations center and executive briefing center. The city of Monroe is the eighth largest city in Louisiana and is well known for education, shopping, health care, entertainment and the arts