CenturyLink could launch TV service in Oregon

Folks in Oregon are looking forward to getting TV services from CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), their new phone company now that its Qwest Communications acquisition is completed. Even if the company itself isn't promising anything.

"Phone lines are very important to us, but our future is as a technology company," Chris Denzin, CenturyLink's general manager for northern Oregon and southern Washington told OregonLive.

That technology, Denzin said, includes a commitment to upgraded speeds and "exploring a variation of Internet-based cable television known as IPTV." The company has indicated that it's ready to get into the cable TV business, according to the director of the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission who said the carrier has "shown an active interest with us in the otherwise dormant Qwest cable franchise."

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