CenturyLink snags $11.4M U.S. Senate contract

CenturyLink is providing the Senate with a unified communications-as-a-service platform for hosted voice-over-internet-protocol service.
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CenturyLink won a three-year $11.4 million contract to provide a unified communications-as-a-service platform for the more than 450 Senate offices in all 50 states.

The contract for voice-over-internet-protocol service includes installation and management of CenturyLink-supplied hardware, as well as software, training and help desk support.

“CenturyLink looks forward to providing U.S. Senate state offices with a modern, secure unified communications system that offers senators and their staff members more features and functionality,” CenturyLink Senior Vice President and General Manager of Federal Solutions Erich Sanchack said in a statement. “We’re committed to providing innovative, cost-effective solutions that help agencies transform and modernize their legacy systems.”

The contract could be worth more than $26 million if it’s extended through its four one-year options, worth $3.8 million individually.

Samantha Ehlinger

Written by Samantha Ehlinger

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