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 Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidysort icon
LEVEL 3 EON LLC United States federal 2010 $4,677,788 federal grant
LEVEL 3 EON LLC United States federal 2010 $3,291,994 federal grant
LEVEL 3 EON LLC United States federal 2010 $2,066,250 federal grant
LEVEL 3 EON LLC United States federal 2010 $1,427,310 federal grant
LEVEL 3 EON LLC United States federal 2010 $1,295,737 federal grant
LEVEL 3 EON LLC United States federal 2010 $998,419 federal grant
Continental Holdings, Inc United States federal 2007 $1,828,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Time Warner Telecom, Inc. Colorado state 2000 $300,000 grant
TelCove Pennsylvania state $200,000 grant
UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF OHIO Ohio state 2009 $18,000 grant
UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF OHIO Ohio state 2010 $6,000 grant
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2007 $296,237 grant
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2007 $349,934 grant
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2007 $453,178 grant
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2007 $476,209 grant
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2008 $261,931 grant
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2008 $281,518 grant
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2008 $290,418 grant
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2008 $337,087 grant
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2009 $291,385 grant
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2009 $308,780 grant
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2009 $314,846 grant
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2009 $330,207 grant
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2010 $283,504 grant
Level 3, Communications Colorado state 2013 $1,866,886 grant
Qwest Corporation Iowa state 2005 $500,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Qwest Corporation Iowa state 2005 $300,000 infrastructure assistance
Qwest International, Inc. Pennsylvania state $500,000 loan or bond financing
Century Marketing Solution, LLC Louisiana state 2008 $51,990 property tax abatement
Century Marketing Solution, LLC Louisiana state 2009 $92,532 property tax abatement
Century Marketing Solution, LLC Louisiana state 2010 $259,136 property tax abatement
Century Marketing Solution, LLC Louisiana state 2011 $314,492 property tax abatement
Century Marketing Solution, LLC Louisiana state 2012 $7,098 property tax abatement
Century Marketing Solution, LLC Louisiana state 2012 $134,306 property tax abatement
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
Century Marketing Solution, LLC Louisiana state 2013 $215,992 property tax abatement
Century Marketing Solution, LLC Louisiana local 2014 $157,963 property tax abatement
Century Marketing Solution, LLC Louisiana state 2015 $128,414 property tax abatement
Century Marketing Solution, LLC Louisiana state 2015 $27,659 property tax abatement
Century Marketing Solution, LLC Louisiana state 2016 $23,519 property tax abatement
Century Marketing Solutions, LLC Louisiana state 2016 $531,428 property tax abatement
Century Marketing Solutions Louisiana local 2017 $498,176 property tax abatement
CenturyTel, Inc. d/b/a CenturyLink and Affiliates Louisiana state 2010 $5,160,656 tax credit/rebate
SAVVIS COMMUNICATIONS INC Missouri state 2006 $85,746 tax credit/rebate
Qwest Corporation Nebraska state 1987 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Level 3 Communications Inc. Nebraska state 1996 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel, Inc. Wisconsin state 2010 $4,000,000 tax credit/rebate
SAVVIS COMMUNICATIONS INC Missouri state 2011 $1,577,142 tax credit/rebate
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
TIER 3 INC Washington state 2013 $62,595 tax credit/rebate
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
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