CenturyLink hiring for IPTV service in Phoenix

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is ramping up its Prism TV IPTV launch in the Phoenix market--where it competes with incumbent cable operator Cox Communications--and is hiring 90 field technicians to make it happen.

The techs are needed to help with troubleshooting and solving technical problems that are expected to accelerate over the next two years as the carrier expands the service throughout the greater Phoenix market, Ken McMahon, vice president and general manager for CenturyLink in Phoenix, told the Arizona Business Journal.

Right now, only Chandler and Gilbert, Ariz., residents have access to the IPTV service, called Prism TV, but CenturyLink has other plans and needs more people to make them happen.

"CenturyLink has made a significant investment in the area to upgrade our core network, data switches and components to bring Arizonans an exciting alternative service," McMahon said in a statement carried by the newspaper. "As a result of this investment in Arizona, we are pleased to announce that we will be hiring up to 90 technicians for Prism TV installation positions." The jobs, McMahon added, "offer great pay, benefits and career opportunities."

For more:
- the Arizona Business Journal had this story

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CenturyLink adds 10,000 IPTV subscribers in fourth quarter
CenturyLink to 'soft launch' Prism TV in Phoenix next year

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