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Update, kind of, on CenturyLink and fiber Internet

May 4th, 2015 · 15 Comments

Seeing this story in The Seattle Times today – “Seattle activists push for city-run, high-speed Internet service” – reminds us of the high level of interest in our last piece on CenturyLink and high-speed fiber-optic Internet here.

Lots of folks wondered WHEN it might arrive in Maple Leaf.

Joseph, for example, on April 17: “I’ve seen several trucks wiring up new cables on the poles. Neighbor said they were CenturyLink wiring up fiber. Any clue as to when they might start offering it to Maple Leaf?”

Answer: We still don’t know.

Last Thursday, CenturyLink picked up the thread again:

I wanted to share an update on CenturyLink’s expansion of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) broadband services across Seattle. Since announcing in August 2014, CenturyLink has made 1 Gbps service available to more than 60,000 households in the greater Seattle area and is on the way to meeting its goal of more than 100,000 residences by year’s end.

This weekend, CenturyLink – the largest provider of 1 Gbps service for consumers in Seattle and the leading provider of gig services to Seattle businesses – is celebrating West Seattle becoming a gigabit community by teaming up with Cupcake Royale to give away 1,000 free cupcakes.

That’s great, we replied. “What folks here want to know is WHEN they can connect in the Maple Leaf/Green Lake/Northgate areas.”

To which the reply was: “CenturyLink is currently installing 1 Gbps services in Green Lake – residents can register to receive updates on when the service is available at We will continue to keep you updated as CenturyLink expands into additional neighborhoods in your area.”

To follow those directions, you’ll need to create a sign-in with CenturyLink.

Or remember how to get into the one you’ve forgotten the password for.

Two days later, at Maple Leaf Life South, we got to “check availability,” and this.

We did fill out the form: “Be the first to know when speeds up to 1 Gig are in your area.”

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