Central Telephone Company of Texas

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Central Telephone Company of Texas
Type Private (Subsidiary of CenturyLink)
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1956
Products Local Telephone Service
Parent Centel (1956-1992)
Sprint Nextel (1992-2006)
Embarq (2006-2009)
CenturyLink (2009-present)
Website http://www.centurylink.com/

Central Telephone Company of Texas is a telephone operating company owned by CenturyLink that provides local telephone service in Texas. The company serves communities in Texas such as Killeen, Copperas Cove, and Cranfills Gap.

The company was established in 1956[1] as a subsidiary of Centel. In 1992, Centel was acquired by Sprint, and Central of Texas began carrying business on under the Sprint name retained its corporate name.

In 2006, the company was spun-off into Embarq when Sprint Nextel spun off its local telephone operations.

The company does business as CenturyLink, a name it adopted in 2009 following acquisition of Embarq by CenturyTel.

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