Central Telephone

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This article is about the telephone operating company known as Central Telephone Company. For the holding company of Central Telephone, named Central Telephone and Utilities Corporation, see Centel.
Central Telephone Company
Type Private (Subsidiary of CenturyLink)
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1971
Products Local Telephone Service
Parent Centel (1971-1992)
Sprint Nextel (1992-2006)
Embarq (2006-2009)
CenturyLink (2009-present)
Subsidiaries Centel of Virginia
Embarq Florida
Website http://www.centurylink.com/

Central Telephone Company is a telephone operating company owned by CenturyLink that provides local telephone service in Florida, Nevada, and North Carolina.

The company was established in 1971 as a subsidiary of Centel. In 1992, Centel was acquired by Sprint, but the Central Telephone Company retained its corporate name. In 2006, Sprint spun off its local telephone business as Embarq, which was then acquired by CenturyTel (now CenturyLink) in 2009.

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