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NEW CENTURY, Kan. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee – visited CenturyLink offices in New Century, Kan., this week. He met with CenturyLink leadership and employees to learn more about the communications company’s efforts to expand internet access in Kansas. In August 2015, CenturyLink committed to a six-year plan to bring broadband service to 29,000 rural households and businesses in Kansas.

“One of my top priorities is to help preserve and enhance the way of life we enjoy in Kansas,” Sen. Moran said. “The services CenturyLink provides to improve connectivity for Kansas communities are a critical component of that mission. These efforts enable our students to receive a 21st century education, create important efficiencies in health and public safety, and improve the ability businesses have to remain competitive in a global economy.

Sen. Moran continued, “I also enjoyed sharing a conversation with CenturyLink employees about the importance of caring for our nation’s veterans and creating an environment that provides opportunities for individuals and families in a growing economy.”

“CenturyLink has invested heavily in Kansas for many years and understands the importance of broadband connectivity,” said CenturyLink Kansas Operations Vice President Tim White. “We appreciate Sen. Moran taking the time to visit with our employees and his support for maintaining a strong operating environment for communications providers like CenturyLink.”

During his visit, Sen. Moran met with CenturyLink executives about the company’s role providing cyber security products and services to public and private customers, as well as their efforts to expand broadband connectivity to rural and other underserved areas in Kansas. Following the meeting, Sen. Moran joined about 80 employees for a mini-town hall discussion of issues facing our country today.

Sen. Moran was joined by CenturyLink’s Kansas Government Relations Director John Idoux, Kansas Operations Vice President Tim White, Cyber-security Director Bill Swearington, Regional Government Relations Vice President Dean Kurtz and Wholesale Support Director Diane Roth.