CenturyLink Lands Communications Contract at Peterson Air Force Base

01:29 12/04/2017

An American telecommunications company, CenturyLink Inc. CTL , announced they have secured a contract to deliver communication services to Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. The agreement involves support for the NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) Tracks Santa program, including permitting the program’s phone hotline.

CenturyLink’s CTL  contract consists of a four-year deal with a total valuation of $1.5 million. The Air Force Base will receive Ethernet circuits and private line services from CenturyLink as well.

Regional Vice President of CenturyLink, David Young said, “CenturyLink is honored to provide Peterson AFB (Air Force Base) with communications services that help the NORAD track all flying objects that enter North American air space every day, including tracking Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.”

The deal comes in flow with the NORAD Tracks Santa program as they look to spread good will and happy emotions throughout the holiday season while also tracking everything that hovers in and around North America in protection of the United States and Canada.

This is a huge contract for CenturyLink CTL  because millions of people around the world uses the Track Santa program with NORAD through the website, social media, mobile apps and calls to their operation center.

CenturyLink will be getting a lot of attention and can excel with their marketing techniques to pursue new potential customers to use their company for communications services.

Shares of CenturyLink CTL  have been trading at its lowest prices in the past five years but they saw a 3.5% spike with the release of the news. This could be something to monitor going forward as they locked in a long-term contract.

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