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

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Company Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Valuesort icon Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
Century Marketing Solution, LLC Louisiana state 2011 $314,492 property tax abatement
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 2008 $337,087 grant
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2007 $349,934 grant
Qwest - Pocatello Idaho state 2003 $423,000 training reimbursement
Century Link Montana state 2011 $452,721 training reimbursement
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2007 $453,178 grant
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC #2 Oklahoma state 2007 $476,209 grant
Century Marketing Solutions Louisiana local 2017 $498,176 property tax abatement
Qwest Corporation Iowa state 2005 $500,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Qwest - Boise Idaho state 2003 $524,984 training reimbursement
Century Marketing Solutions, LLC Louisiana state 2016 $531,428 property tax abatement
Qwest - Boise Idaho state 2002 $572,000 training reimbursement
LEVEL 3 EON LLC United States federal 2010 $998,419 federal grant
Qwest Corporation Iowa state 2005 $1,236,796 training reimbursement
Qwest - Idaho Falls Idaho state 2003 $1,248,200 training reimbursement
LEVEL 3 EON LLC United States federal 2010 $1,295,737 federal grant
LEVEL 3 EON LLC United States federal 2010 $1,427,310 federal grant
SAVVIS COMMUNICATIONS INC Missouri state 2011 $1,577,142 tax credit/rebate
CenturyLink, Inc. Kansas state 2011 $1,610,434 training reimbursement
Level 3, Communications Colorado state 2013 $1,866,886 grant
LEVEL 3 EON LLC United States federal 2010 $2,066,250 federal grant
LEVEL 3 EON LLC United States federal 2010 $3,291,994 federal grant
Qwest Corporation Colorado state $3,809,291 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel, Inc. Wisconsin state 2010 $4,000,000 tax credit/rebate
LEVEL 3 EON LLC United States federal 2010 $4,677,788 federal grant
CenturyTel, Inc. d/b/a CenturyLink and Affiliates Louisiana state 2010 $5,160,656 tax credit/rebate
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