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Embarqmail, CenturyLink

February 16, 2011 by WorldPost 

Embarqmail, Embarq Corporation, or EMBARQ was the largest independent local service in the United States (hereinafter the “Baby Bells), serving customers in 18 states and providing local, long distance, data at high speed and without wire to residential and business customers. He was formerly the local telephone division (LTD) of Sprint Nextel. EMBARQ produced over 6 billion and annual revenues and has approximately 18,000 employees.
In 1938, after emerging from bankruptcy, Brown changed its name to United Utilities. The company grew steadily through acquisitions and changed its name to United Telecommunications in 1972, when he provided local telephone service in many parts of the Midwest and South. United Telecom also operated many other types of businesses. In 1980 United Telecom launched a national X.25 data service, Uninet. To enter the market for long-distance telephony, United Telecom acquired in 1981 and ISACOMM USA Phone in 1984.

Embarq focuses on the sale of four strategic products: telephone service, broadband Internet and satellite TV DISH Network. Embarq offers bundled services to customers with the convenience of one monthly bill and provides discounts to customers to add additional services.

Embarq telephone service was a traditional phone system Plain-old (POTS). Joint bid included features such as caller ID, call waiting, 3-way calling, call forwarding, voicemail, and anonymous call rejection.

Embarq provided numerous long distance plans including unlimited calls available direct domestic compound.

Depending on market and geographic region, Embarq offered several technologies as the broadband Internet. Embarq cover most of their territory with ADSL at speeds of 768 Kbps, 1.5 Mbps, 3.0 Mbps or 5.0 Mbps line conditions allow. In September 2007 Embarq began offering 10.0 Mbps for customers in Las Vegas. From January 2008, Embarq posted on 10 Mbit / s level throughout their footprint. Other markets, such as parts of Las Vegas, Nevada, North Carolina and Florida are served by fiber to the premises (FTTP).

Embarq and had established a partnership with EchoStar’s DISH Network owned and offers a wide range of services for DISH customers. Discounts were available, if eligible DISH programming is bundled with other products Embarq qualification. In addition to DISH Network partnership, Embarq also planned to test a television service (provisionally called Embarq TV) in the near future. Details were scarce, but the service was rumored to have been an IPTV service fiber-to-node similarity to AT & T U-verse. The tests were completed and Embarq / CenturyLink deployed IPTV to its customers in Jefferson City, MO. IPTV extended to Jefferson City, MO in October 2009. CenturyTel offers IPTV stream to the Jefferson City office switching service in Columbia, MO.

Embarq provided services to wireless phones for business accounts; they closed residential or commercial wireless. Embarq provided telephone service wireless business in much of its territory. Embarq operates as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) for Sprint PCS. Embarq used band CDMA, and connect their phones mainly to Sprint PCS towers. However, combined Embarq were also capable of roaming on CDMA networks of other carriers.

Embarq DSL customers were offered free services to Earthlink formation Myembarq. Com. In 2007, Embarq customers were required to pass and Myembarq Embarqmail.

CenturyLink, Inc. is a United States telecommunications company, headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana. The company was known as CenturyTel, Inc. from 1999 to 2009. A member of the S & P 500 Index, the company operates as a local exchange carrier and ISP in the U.S. markets and is now the fourth-local service in the U.S. in terms of routes. There is also a reseller of long distance service.

EMBARQ it acquired in 2009, changing its name CenturyLink. He is currently in the process of acquiring Qwest. If this operation is completed, it will become the company’s telecommunications third largest in the U.S., behind AT & T and Verizon Communications.

The first predecessor of Century Telephone was the Oak Ridge Telephone Company in Oak Ridge, Louisiana, which was owned by PA Hogan, Sr. In 1930, Hogan sold the company, with 75 paying subscribers, to William Clarke and Marie Williams to 500. They moved the table in the lounge before the Williams family. The company remained a family business operating until it was incorporated in 1968.

In 1946, the son of Williams, Clarke McRae Williams, received ownership of the telephone company of the family as a wedding gift.

On October 27, 2008, EMBARQ announced that it would be acquired by Monroe, Louisiana-based CenturyTel, Inc. in a stock transaction valued at 11.6 billion, including assumption of $ 5.8 billion and EMBARQ’s debt. CenturyTel CEO Glen Post will remain CEO of the combined company following the acquisition.

On April 22, 2010, CenturyLink announced it would acquire Qwest stock in a transaction by exchange of shares. Under the agreement, would CenturyLink swap 0.1664 of its shares for each share of Qwest, if approved, shareholders will hold a CenturyLink 50.5% stake in the combined company, while Qwest shareholders own the remaining 49.5%. Assessing the purchase of CenturyLink April 21, 2010 and is 22.4 billion, including assumption of $ 11.8 billion in debt outstanding held by Qwest than December 31, 2010. Assuming approval by shareholders of both companies and regulatory approvals of government agencies and various federal agencies, the transaction should be completed by the first half of 2011.

Adding Qwest will result CenturyLink become the telecommunications company the third largest in the United States. The new company will be 17 million access lines, 5 million broadband customers and 1.4 million video subscribers in 37 states. The merger wills also CenturyLink one of the “Baby Bells”, as Qwest was once U.S. WEST, after the breakup of AT & T.

[source: via wikiepdia and various sources]

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