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cnwedit 12/5/2012 | 4:38:48 PM
re: Top 5 Things to Know About CenturyLink & Qwest Yes, there is Qwest Field in Seattle, which may soon become CenturyLink Stadium.
Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 4:38:48 PM
re: Top 5 Things to Know About CenturyLink & Qwest

Did Qwest have naming rights on any stadium or field?


Being from the home of SBC/PacBell/AT&T Park, I'm just curious if some other venue is going through a US West/Qwest/CenturyLink experience.

bmenezes 12/5/2012 | 4:38:47 PM
re: Top 5 Things to Know About CenturyLink & Qwest

Qwest has named arenas/convention centers in Boise and Omaha...plus major sports team sponsorships in Denver, Minneapolis, Arizona, etc.

bb_warrior 12/5/2012 | 4:38:47 PM
re: Top 5 Things to Know About CenturyLink & Qwest

Qwest Field in Seattle...

fgoldstein 12/5/2012 | 4:38:46 PM
re: Top 5 Things to Know About CenturyLink & Qwest

Another city has just fallen to the Teliban.  Year Zero program to spread.

Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 4:38:46 PM
re: Top 5 Things to Know About CenturyLink & Qwest

Seattle, of course!  Thanks folks.


I'd heard of the Qwest stadium in Boise, now that I think about it.  Didn't know about Omaha.


That's the thing about these naming rights - your beloved venues don't keep the same name for long.  The AT&T Park name changes were particularly annoying because they happened in consecutive years. It leads to a kind of anti-branding, because you keep forgetting what the correct name is.

paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 4:38:44 PM
re: Top 5 Things to Know About CenturyLink & Qwest

So fg, are you implying that OBL lives in Monroe?


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fgoldstein 12/5/2012 | 4:38:43 PM
re: Top 5 Things to Know About CenturyLink & Qwest

More like Mullah Glen.

FbytF 12/5/2012 | 4:37:58 PM
re: Top 5 Things to Know About CenturyLink & Qwest OK so how come no one has thrown out the Worldcom comparison to the Century Link acquisitions? Will we see a repeat melt down in a couple of years? And regarding OBL in Monroe, if he's there he's already being punished enough.
paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 4:37:54 PM
re: Top 5 Things to Know About CenturyLink & Qwest

cn,


I was with you until the last sentence.  I think it might be reworded as overlapping properties instead of systems.  The big difference with Worldcomm is that they bought a number of networks to deliver in essence the same service in the same places.  They were buying customers as a lower cost (questionable) and faster (real) way to expand their footprint in a given marketplace.


With Century, they are doing the same service into new places.  They are buying customers at a lower cost (real since building an overlay is unlikely) and faster way to expand their footprint into new markets. 


I think their is a big challenge with the Qwest thing in comparison to the Embarq thing.  Embarq was bigger than Century but not all that different - ILEC, mostly rural (outside of Vegas).  Similar vendor sets - similar operational issues.  Qwest has a really old ILEC infrastructure - except for the Adtran stuff they are doing.  The Long Haul network is completely new for Century. 


Monroe is a real problem.  Large Enterprise customers are not going to want to fly there.  So, Century is going to have to restructure some things compared to the more additive Embarq acqusition.


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