In the media: CenturyLink gears up for video service in Colorado Springs
CenturyLink is working on franchise agreements in order to offer an IPTV service to communities near Colorado Springs, Colo., which are currently being served by Comcast.
According to a story yesterday in The Colorado Springs Gazette, CenturyLink has secured a franchise agreement in Monument, Colo., and is working on agreements in Fountain and unincorporated El Pas County in the state.
Colorado Springs’ city council could pass the franchise agreement during its July 10 meeting. If it gains approval, CenturyLink could start offering the IPTV service next year, and to a minimum of 22 percent of Colorado Springs within three years, according to The Gazette.
CenturyLink merged with Qwest Communications  last year. Prior to the deal with CenturyLink, Qwest Communications offered a video service, called “Choice TV,” to the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch before pulling the plug in 2008. Qwest subsequently offered a video service through a partnership with DirecTV.
Outside of Colorado, CenturyLink has video available in eight cities across its footprint.