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CenturyLink Analyst Event 2020

Here’s my wrap up from Marco Island, Fl., #CenturyLinkAR CenturyLink 2020 Analyst event #CenturyLinkAR from Dave Michels on Vimeo.

TalkingHeadz #14 Thuy Ha of the New CenturyLink

In this TalkingHeadz, Evan (Twitter and LinkedIn) and I (Twitter and LinkedIn) discuss the role of electro-mechanical switches in a modern carrier. Also, how CPE (Cloud-Provided Equipment) is changing with Thuy Ha, VP of Voice and Real-Time Services at CenturyLink….

The New CenturyLink

CenturyLink held its first, post-L3-merger, analyst event. The new Centurylink is unlike any other company – and that includes CenturyLink 2017 and Level(3). The company hosted a content-filled analyst event, and here’s my initial thoughts. CenturyLinkAR 2018 from Dave Michels…

A Year in SMB

More options are always a good thing, and in that sense, 2017 was a good year for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) seeking new business communications solutions. Market statistics vary, but all agree that the SMB opportunity is a massive…

The New CenturyLink Emerges

In local news, CenturyLink completes its $30.3 billion acquisition of Level 3. Well, sort of. It’s not really local as CenturyLink is headquartered in Monroe LA. However, from Qwest, CenturyLink has a large presence in Colorado and Level 3 was…

Quick Reaction to CenturyLink and Level3

This deal makes sense to me – for the following reasons: It turns two low profile companies into the second-largest provider of communications to business in the US – after AT&T.  CenturyLink picks up some $10 billion in tax credits….

Why Your Local Wireline Carrier is Going out of Business

HP used to have a motto that went like this: “We eat our own cake.” What it meant was that HP would introduce a new model that was better, faster, and cheaper than the last model before their competitors could…

Verizon’s High Fiber Diet

Ivan no longer mourns the loss of copper customers. Ivan Seidenberg, CEO Verizon Communications, indicated that at a recent Goldman Sachs investor conference (ironically, Goldman Sachs no longer mourns the loss of the mortgage industry either). Ivan said trying to…

Landlines going the way of the Dodo

This month, Neilsen reported that 20 million homes have cut the landline cord. About 5 years ago, my friend Jules cut the cord and he, his wife, and newborn son lived in a home with a single cell phone. At…