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CenturyLink Wins MEF Carrier Ethernet Award

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PETALUMA, Calif. -- Cyan today announced that its customer CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has been recognized by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) for the "Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application" for the education vertical. The award, which was presented at Light Reading's Ethernet Expo in New York, was granted for services CenturyLink developed with Cyan for Monroe City Schools in Monroe, Louisiana. Thanks to CenturyLink's efforts, Monroe City Schools dramatically advanced the student population's learning environment with increased per-school bandwidth, improved reliability, enhanced productivity, and reduced capital and operating expenses.

CenturyLink built a carrier Ethernet E-Line network to backhaul voice, video, and data traffic from more than 20 schools to Monroe City Schools' central office in a fully-redundant, logical hub-and-spoke topology over optical fiber rings. Each school was provided with a dedicated Gigabit Ethernet connection using a design based on layer two connection-oriented Ethernet (COE) to ensure deterministic bandwidth and guaranteed service quality with multiple classes of service. This architecture allowed Monroe City Schools to create a consolidated, and highly resilient Ethernet-based LAN and WAN infrastructure for managing all traffic on the network.

According to Stuart Keyes, director of CLEC sales at CenturyLink, "This is truly a partnership between Monroe City Schools, CenturyLink, and Cyan. The Cyan solution gives us the ability to cost effectively and precisely satisfy the requirements that Monroe City Schools set forth, and also provides a platform allowing them to more easily scale their network and add more capabilities to build a stronger foundation for the future of education and the community of Monroe."

CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL)

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