Embarq to change name to CenturyLink

There are 32 comments on the Public Opinion story from Jun 3, 2009, titled Embarq to change name to CenturyLink. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Embarq Corp., a local provider of telephone, Internet and satellite TV services, will be known as CenturyLink after the merger with CenturyTel is approved.

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okay so

Barnegat, NJ

#1 Jun 3, 2009
oh yah! whats up with all the mergers- it makes it impossible to write out bills anymore. almost every company changes its name bc of a merger. 1st natl bank gcastle, att to cingular then back to att, storage units, etc.

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#2 Jun 3, 2009
Merging again. I was not impressed with Embarq.
There At Night

York, PA

#3 Jun 3, 2009
1/2 of a news story.

Does the domain name change from EmbarQ, for high-speed Internet and email customers??
no difference

Carlisle, PA

#4 Jun 3, 2009
When Sprint became Embarq, their ads said "New name, same quality." Turns out that was truth in advertising - Embarq sucks just as much as Sprint did. EXACTLY the same quality - pi** poor!

You can name a t*rd anything you want, it still stinks.
POBO

Newtown, PA

#5 Jun 3, 2009
Maybe now they will finally install DSL capable phone lines in the areas in the county that do not have them yet. I doubt it but one can hope. I'm getting sick and tired of being limited to dial up internet access.

“Illegitimi non carborundum”

Since: Apr 08

Hagerstown, MD

#6 Jun 3, 2009
Lipstick on a pig syndrome?
HLMC

Shippensburg, PA

#7 Jun 3, 2009
This becomes outrageous! How many millions of dollars will it cost to make this name change? The building signs, the trucks, the uniforms, the stationery and billing materials, etc. And who pays for it? The telephone subscribers! And will this name change improve telephone service? NO!
GLO

Carlisle, PA

#8 Jun 3, 2009
I totally agree with you HLMC. Enough wasting of money!!
Itstanbul

Gettysburg, PA

#9 Jun 3, 2009
sprint suck. embarq suck. who care what happen now. they will suck to.
Dave

United States

#10 Jun 3, 2009
We need more corporations too big to fail.

Remember poor Ma Bell?
HUNTER

Chambersburg, PA

#11 Jun 3, 2009
Remember all that it was the Federal Government that broke everything up years ago and allowed every Tom, Dick and Harry to get into the business. How many are still around ? Few, few and fewer. Embarq soon to be Centurylink will still be the same as it was when it was United Telephone.. Even though it is public utility and answers to the PUC the name of the game is still to supply shareholder dividends..
Respone

Hershey, PA

#12 Jun 3, 2009
dude what time frame are u from. I had dsl through Sprint/Embarq for years with PA.net
POBO wrote:
Maybe now they will finally install DSL capable phone lines in the areas in the county that do not have them yet. I doubt it but one can hope. I'm getting sick and tired of being limited to dial up internet access.
POBO

Newtown, PA

#13 Jun 3, 2009
Respone wrote:
dude what time frame are u from. I had dsl through Sprint/Embarq for years with PA.net
<quoted text>
Tried to get DSL through Embarq and through Comcast and was told by both that the phone lines in my area are not DSL capable. Embarq said back in Jan that they planned on running new lines within the next few months. 5 months and counting.
HUNTER

Chambersburg, PA

#14 Jun 3, 2009
POBO wrote:
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Tried to get DSL through Embarq and through Comcast and was told by both that the phone lines in my area are not DSL capable. Embarq said back in Jan that they planned on running new lines within the next few months. 5 months and counting.
It has to be cost effective before all remote areas are served. You may pay 24.95 a month for DSL and it costs the company 50.00 a month to supply the service because of so few customers in that area. Duh..

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#15 Jun 3, 2009
This is actually great news for our area. Embarq, as an offshoot of Sprint's local phone division, was toiling away in archaic technology that was outdated and inefficient.

CenturyTel, the company that acquired Embarq, is a pioneer in fiber-optic technology in the Western US... much like Verizon (Local, not wireless) is doing in most of the Eastern US with their FiOS service (providing super fast broadband, television and phone service at a fraction of the cost that Comcast/Embarq provide).

There seems to be a lot of confusion about broadband technologies; but maybe we can answer some questions here instead of just rampant complaining.

One thing I'll say fromt he tech perspective; DSL is a dying technology and will likely go the wayside of dial-up in the next 5-10 years... depending upon how quickly fiber lines can be run, if internet-over-power is a feasible option and if the government can provide incentives (or mandates) to provide broadband to rural customers.
Really

Shippensburg, PA

#16 Jun 3, 2009
Effington wrote:
This is actually great news for our area. Embarq, as an offshoot of Sprint's local phone division, was toiling away in archaic technology that was outdated and inefficient.
CenturyTel, the company that acquired Embarq, is a pioneer in fiber-optic technology in the Western US... much like Verizon (Local, not wireless) is doing in most of the Eastern US with their FiOS service (providing super fast broadband, television and phone service at a fraction of the cost that Comcast/Embarq provide).
There seems to be a lot of confusion about broadband technologies; but maybe we can answer some questions here instead of just rampant complaining.
One thing I'll say fromt he tech perspective; DSL is a dying technology and will likely go the wayside of dial-up in the next 5-10 years... depending upon how quickly fiber lines can be run, if internet-over-power is a feasible option and if the government can provide incentives (or mandates) to provide broadband to rural customers.
I don't know where you got your data but Verizon costs more for their service than comcast when you get all three, telephone, tv(HD), and internet service. Comcast and Verizon both use the same tv boxes so get the facts first.
Yep

Shippensburg, PA

#17 Jun 3, 2009
Dave wrote:
We need more corporations too big to fail.
Remember poor Ma Bell?
Except when the libs government take you over and don't have a clue how to run a corporation.
Henry James

Hagerstown, MD

#18 Jun 3, 2009
The phone line on my road, where there is no white or yellow painted lines, is 35 years old, per Embarq and definately not DSL. There is no cable here either. Comcast said I'd have to pay $2000.00 to get it installed. Wow! I am out in the boonies in south central PA, Franklin Co, near MD line. I have finally got wireless internet from Clearspring, Md. So yes, some people are really limited.
twitterbug

Hagerstown, MD

#19 Jun 3, 2009
Not again
Reality Bytes

York, PA

#20 Jun 4, 2009
GLO wrote:
I totally agree with you HLMC. Enough wasting of money!!
It's not YOUR money - so why not just shut up about it already?

This is how business works nowadays, and since its America, one company is allowed to buy another.

FYI, you should do some reading on CenturyLink.
You may be surprise about them.

PS - I have had Embarq DSL since 2001 and my service (customer and on-site at home), has been nothing less than stellar in quality.

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