Long distance services from CenturyLink provide high-quality connections over our fiber-optic network with an uptime service level agreement of 99.95%.
Switched long distance connects calls to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) via the prescribed interexchange carrier (PIC) assigned to your outgoing telephone line. Switched long-distance call fees include per-minute-of-use charges for both the originating and terminating ends of the call. Switched long distance does not require you to have any additional equipment on your premises.
CenturyLink Dedicated Outbound Long Distance service provides local access to the CenturyLink national network via a local loop circuit using CenturyLink owned and operated facilities, third-party provider facilities, or facilities you arrange on your own. Actual bandwidth and speed of circuits can vary from 56/64 Kbps or 1.544Mbps up to 1Gbps. Dedicated long distance call fees include monthly charges for the dedicated circuit and per-minutes-of-use charges for the terminating end of the call. On premise, long-distance routing equipment is needed to accommodate dedicated long distance.
Outbound Long Distance connects over the robust CenturyLink multi-protocol label switching (MPLS), OC-192 fiber optic SONET network to all major serving areas in the country as part of a complete suite of communications tools available to complex large business customers. The national CenturyLink interexchange network infrastructure combines the use of a traditional circuit switched platform with a next-generation voice services platform, so you know your service is supported by the latest technology.