Subsidy Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
CenturyLink
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol CTL)
Headquartered in: 
Louisiana
Major Industry: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry: 
telecommunications
Subsidy SummarySubsidy ValueNumber of Awards
State/Local$35,564,618311
Federal (grants and allocated tax credits)$13,757,4986
TOTAL$49,322,116317
Loan / Bailout SummaryTotal Face ValueNumber of Awards
State/Local loans, bond financing and venture capital$500,0001
Federal loans, loan guarantees and bailout assistance (not including repayments)$1,828,0001
TOTAL$2,328,0002
Time Period for State and Local Awards: 

Earliest year of data: 1987. Availability of data for earlier years varies greatly from program to program. The majority of the listings for this parent company are for the period since 2016.

Time Period for Federal Awards: 

FY2000 to the present

Notes: 

Dollar totals do not include awards for which no subsidy value is disclosed.

Associated Names: 

CENTURY LINK; CENTURY MARKETING SOLUTIONS; CENTURYLINK; CENTURYLINK QWEST; CENTURYLINK, INC - QEST CORPORATION; CENTURYLINK, INC - QWEST CORPROATION; CENTURYTEL; CONTINENTAL HOLDING; EMBARQ; LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS; LEVEL 3 EON; QWEST; SAVVIS COMMUNICATIONS; TELCOVE; TIER 3 INC; TIME WARNER TELECOM; UNITED TELEPHONE OF OHIO

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For a summary of this company's regulatory violations see its Violation Tracker summary page here.

For an overview of political contributions associated with this company, see its Follow the Money page.


Top 5 States for state/local awardsTotal Subsidy $Number of Awards
Colorado$10,363,834260
Louisiana$7,603,36114
Oklahoma$4,275,23413
Wisconsin$4,000,0001
Idaho$3,180,6846
All other$6,141,50517

Individual Subsidy Records:

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Company Locationsort icon Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
Level 3 Communications, LLC Arizona state 2013 undisclosed property tax abatement
Time Warner Telecom Arizona state 2013 undisclosed property tax abatement
Level 3 Communications, LLC Arizona state 2013 undisclosed property tax abatement
Qwest Communications Corporation Arizona state 2013 undisclosed property tax abatement
Time Warner Telecom, Inc. Colorado state 2000 $300,000 grant
CenturyTel of Colorado, Inc Colorado state $64,855 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc Colorado state $203,044 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state $3,809,291 tax credit/rebate
Level 3, Communications Colorado state 2013 $1,866,886 grant
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $170,334 tax credit/rebate
QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2013 $101,415 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $86,637 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $55,770 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $51,891 tax credit/rebate
QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2013 $48,236 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $46,914 tax credit/rebate
CENTURYLINK, INC - QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2015 $43,621 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc. - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2015 $43,160 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $37,828 tax credit/rebate
QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2013 $36,322 tax credit/rebate
QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2013 $36,150 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $35,642 tax credit/rebate
QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2013 $35,429 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $33,306 tax credit/rebate
QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2013 $32,162 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $32,162 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $30,552 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc Colorado state 2013 $29,750 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $26,369 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $24,522 tax credit/rebate
QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2013 $22,581 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc Colorado state 2013 $19,809 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $17,616 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $17,576 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $15,872 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $15,013 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $14,929 tax credit/rebate
QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2013 $14,780 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $14,370 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $13,900 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $12,887 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $12,236 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $11,827 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $11,724 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Colorado, Inc. Colorado state 2013 $11,564 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc Colorado state 2013 $10,587 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $10,536 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $10,311 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $10,189 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $9,199 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $9,057 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $9,021 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $8,975 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc Colorado state 2013 $8,909 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $8,698 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $7,262 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc Colorado state 2013 $6,894 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $6,812 tax credit/rebate
QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2013 $6,812 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $5,907 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $5,445 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $5,024 tax credit/rebate
QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2013 $4,966 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $4,965 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $4,899 tax credit/rebate
QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2013 $4,899 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $4,469 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Colorado, Inc. Colorado state 2013 $3,960 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $3,957 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $3,443 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc Colorado state 2013 $3,360 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $3,115 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $2,989 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $2,954 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc Colorado state 2013 $2,942 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $2,790 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Colorado, Inc. Colorado state 2013 $2,705 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $2,435 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc Colorado state 2013 $2,329 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc Colorado state 2013 $1,902 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc Colorado state 2013 $1,784 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc Colorado state 2013 $1,738 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc Colorado state 2013 $1,650 tax credit/rebate
QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2013 $1,440 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $1,440 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc Colorado state 2013 $1,439 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2013 $1,336 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc Colorado state 2013 $1,019 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc - Qwest Corporation Colorado state 2014 $1,009 tax credit/rebate
Level 3 Communications Colorado state 2016 $67,692 training reimbursement
Level 3 Communications Colorado state 2015 $61,434 training reimbursement
Level 3 Communications Colorado state 2014 $108,000 training reimbursement
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc. Colorado state 2016 $1,002 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc. Colorado state 2016 $1,016 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc. Colorado state 2016 $1,042 tax credit/rebate
CENTURYTEL OF EAGLE Colorado state 2017 $1,069 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc. Colorado state 2016 $1,073 tax credit/rebate
CENTURYLINK, INC - QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2017 $1,122 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc. Colorado state 2016 $1,124 tax credit/rebate
CENTURYLINK, INC - QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2016 $1,154 tax credit/rebate
CENTURYLINK, INC - QWEST CORPORATION Colorado state 2016 $1,172 tax credit/rebate
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