Orange Beach and CenturyLink have teamed up to bring fiber internet to the city

September 1, 2017

ORANGE BEACH FIBER INTERNET

The City of Orange Beach understands the value of fiber service and knows that higher broadband speeds can greatly benefit its residents. That’s why the City is partnering with CenturyLink in a non-exclusive relationship to invest in infrastructure that will bring fiber service and internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second to the Orange Beach area.

Getting Fiber is a Team Effort

Before network construction begins, CenturyLink wants to ensure that Orange Beach residents support fiber service and the investment it will take to deliver it. We are asking residents to show their interest in CenturyLink fiber internet service by signing up and paying a $25 reservation fee. Orange Beach will be divided into seven separate neighborhood teams. Once a team has shown enough interest to meet its goal, construction will begin. Residents can go to centurylink.com/home/fiberhood/ for additional information and to make their reservation. If a neighborhood team doesn't meet its goal, CenturyLink will refund the $25 reservation fee to each team member.*

What can 1 Gig do?

CenturyLink wants to bring one of the most advanced fiber internet technologies available today to Orange Beach to help residents discover the power of a next generation internet connection inside their home.

One gigabit is equivalent to 1,000 Mbps. This speed allows users to stream high-definition video content with no delays and download movies, songs and TV shows in seconds, without buffering. Residential customers who have multiple devices connected to one internet connection in the home will still have more than enough capacity and speed to upload and share files and photos as well as support other uses of broadband such as online gaming and home automation systems.

Fiber can have a positive impact on property values, education, business, future economic development and can stand up to the increasing broadband demands today and in the future.

Community forums will be held at the Orange Beach Community Center on these dates:
Friday, September 15th at 12:00pm
Thursday, September 21st at 6:00pm
Monday September 25th at 12:00pm and 6:00pm

Additional information

For product information, pricing and frequently-asked questions, please visit centurylink.com/home/fiberhood/.

For project information, contact:

City Clerk, City of Orange Beach, at 251-981-6979 or reberly@orangebeachal.gov   

Carmen Butler, CenturyLink, at 850-599-1821 or carmen.butler@centurylink.com

Identify “CenturyLink Fiber Project” in the subject line.

About the City of Orange Beach

The City of Orange Beach is a family oriented, coastal resort destination community located in Baldwin County Alabama. Incorporated in 1984, the City has grown as a premiere beach destination and fishing capital on the upper Gulf of Mexico.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

*CenturyLink also will refund the reservation fee to a resident if they ask to be removed from the program before fiber construction begins. To obtain the refund, residents must contact CenturyLink at the phone number provided to them. If the neighborhood goal is met, fiber installation has been completed, and the resident signs up for CenturyLink fiber service, the reservation fee will be credited to the resident’s CenturyLink account. If the resident participates in meeting the neighborhood goal but does not cancel the offer before fiber construction begins or does not sign-up for CenturyLink fiber service after fiber installation has completed, the reservation fee will not be credited or refunded.