CenturyLink is a communications company that provides Internet, phone and media services for both residential and business customers. For the residential market, CenturyLink offers a variety of bundles that packages together Internet, home phone and television services. For business and enterprise clients, CenturyLink offers various types of communications solutions, such as hosted VoIP, cloud hosting for data, high performance Internet and a range of cloud applications.
CenturyLink's services for the residential market include home security systems that are managed through the CenturyLink Smart Home management system. The program allows homeowners to monitor their home as well as various electronic devices, such as a tablet, smartphone or computer.
Residential CenturyLink customers who subscribe to the company's television service can choose from two providers, which are DIRECTV and Prism TV. The DIRECTV service includes On Demand streaming for movies, shows and recorded content that can be accessed through a television, laptop, tablet or phone. Prism TV is CenturyLink's own service and includes a Whole-Home DVR unit, a wireless set-top box and access to over 200 High Definition channels.
As of 2015, CenturyLink provides its services to customers located in 36 states. The company was founded in 1968 and is currently headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.