Central Telephone Company of Virginia

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Century Telephone Company of Virginia
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)
Website http://www.centurylink.com/

Central Telephone Company of Virginia is a telephone company owned by CenturyLink that provides a local telephone service within the commonwealth of Virginia, USA.

The company was founded in 1971 under the ownership by Centel.[1] The latter company was acquired by Sprint in 1992. The company remained in Sprint hands until 2006 when its local telephone operations were spun off as Embarq. In 2009, Embarq was acquired by CenturyTel, becoming CenturyLink in 2010.