CenturyLink to Support NASA Connectivity

April 9, 2019

Telecommunications company CenturyLink, Inc. recently won a contract to provide network services to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under a task order as part of the General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program, the company reported. ​As part of the effort, CenturyLink will provide core backbone network connectivity to NASA at speeds up to 100 Gbps. CenturyLink became the first supplier to receive authority to operate under GSA's 15-year, $50 billion EIS program last month, enabling it to be eligible for EIS task order awards. The company explained that the EIS is a multiple-award contract vehicle for federal government agencies to purchase information technology and telecommunications infrastructure services, allowing federal agencies to procure modern communications and information technology services that meet certain government security standards. "Our fast, secure network connectivity will help NASA achieve its vision to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind," said David Young, CenturyLink senior vice president, strategic government. The task order runs for nine and a half years, the company said.

 

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