CenturyLink Inc was incorporated under the laws of the State of Louisiana on April 30, 1968. It is an integrated communications company engaged primarily in providing an array of communications services to its residential, business, governmental and wholesale customers. The Company's products and services include local and long-distance, broadband, private line (including special access, which it market to wholesale and business customers), MLPS, data integration, managed hosting (including cloud hosting), colocation, Ethernet, network access, public access, wireless, video services and other ancillary services. The Company conducts its operations under the brand name 'CenturyLink'. Its satellite television service is offered on a co-branded basis under the 'DIRECTV' name. Its switched digital television service offering is branded under the name 'Prism'. The wireless service that the Company offers under its agency agreement with Verizon Wireless is marketed under the 'Verizon Wireless' brand name. Currently, all IT and other services furnished through its Savvis operations are marketed under the 'Savvis' brand name. The Company competes with cable companies, wireless providers, and national telecommunications providers, such as AT&T, Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. The Company is subject to significant regulation by the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates interstate communications, and state utility commissions, which regulate intrastate communications in its local service area.