CenturyLink announced on Thursday that the company recently secured a contract to provide secure cloud connectivity to the U.S. Census Bureau that will help digitize the 2020 Decennial Census. The company will help digitize the 2020 Census by providing the Census Bureau with Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPS) at speeds of 40 Gbps or higher.
"Our high-speed MTIPS service will provide the Census Bureau with secure connectivity that enables it to move its 2020 Census to an online digital platform and carry out its important data-gathering mission in the most secure, reliable and cost effective way," said David Young, senior vice president of Strategic Government for CenturyLink and 2019 Wash100 Award winner.
"We're eager to help the 2020 Census become the first to be completed largely online, with about half of all American households expected to submit their responses digitally."
In addition to providing secure cloud connectivity, CenturyLink is committed to helping raise awareness of and participation in the 2020 Census. The company joins thousands of organizations, institutions and community partners in supporting the Decennial Census, which is the nation's largest peacetime mobilization effort.
CenturyLink is a technology leader delivering hybrid networking, cloud connectivity, and security solutions to customers located in more than 60 countries. Through its extensive global fiber network, CenturyLink provides secure and reliable services to meet the growing digital demands of businesses and consumers. CenturyLink strives to be the trusted connection to the networked world and is focused on delivering technology that enhances the customer experience.