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CenturyLink Gigabit Fiber $65 per month for life - with FREE tech install + FREE modem (NO contract).

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This is by FAR the best deal CenturyLink has ever run on their fiber gigabit speeds. Perhaps as a response to the negative fallout due to their terrible outage last week?

Either way, works out great for us. In Seattle there's absolutely zero taxes on this prepaid service. $65 a month is all it is.

To skip a few pages, throw your address in here and see if you qualify for the pricing/service in your area:

https://shop.centurylink.com/Mast...dule=start

There is NO contract.
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Last Edited by WilliamG January 14, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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1.) May be possible to price-match for existing post-paid and pre-paid accounts. Some have had success but it depends on the CSR you speak to.
2.) NOT just for new accounts. If you fail at price-matching, if you have a post-paid account you can still sign up for a pre-paid account online, and cancel your post-paid service after your new service is set up (I did this, personally, and got the free modem/router as part of the deal).
3.) Again, there is NO contract. Cancel anytime. However, your service is NOT pro-rated i.e. you will not get the $65 back for the month if you cancel service 2 days into that month.

PLEASE DO NOT POST ABOUT YOUR OWN PERSONAL NEGATIVE CENTURYLINK EXPERIENCE. Everyone has issues with EVERY internet service provider! That's the way it goes.

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I've been using this service for about two years now. Unbelievable speed and rock solid reliability. I have a Ubiquiti USG running the whole show and it works flawlessly.
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What area gets gigabit? My condo only gets 10mbps from century. I'll make the move for gigabit ^_^ Henderson? Anybody anybody? Bueller?
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Thanks just signed up. What does buy your permium modem means?
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Thanks just signed up. What does buy your permium modem means?
The price is $0 next to it. It's just the way they list it. It'll probably be a Zyxel C3000 modem, as far as I'm aware. You can use it, or get something else that's compatible with PPPoE logins/VLAN tagging. Personally I use a Ubiquiti ER-4 because my Orbis do the Wi-Fi aspect of things.
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I have orbi rbk50. Does that have pppoe? Or do i need something else?
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I have orbi rbk50. Does that have pppoe? Or do i need something else?
I have the same set. I think it does, though apparently there are better options for just outright routers (I use my RBK50 as access points). You can try the router CenturyLink provides, or the Orbis. You've nothing to lose in either case.
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VLAN tagging is (AFAIK) the only deal breaker for your router.
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The price is $0 next to it. It's just the way they list it. It'll probably be a Zyxel C3000 modem, as far as I'm aware. You can use it, or get something else that's compatible with PPPoE logins. Personally I use a Ubiquiti ERX because my Orbis do the Wi-Fi aspect of things.
Unfortunately, Centurylink makes PPPoE logins complicated. Your router (not really a "modem" anymore) needs to be able to use VLANs and tag the WAN with ID #201 in order to do a PPPoE login. Very new routers may be able to do this plus some older ones. I put Tomato firmware on an old Linksys E3000 and it supports Vlan tagging on the WAN, so that's been my main router for my Centurylink fiber service for the last two years or so. But, I pay for only 40Mbps not 1Gbps, so this old router has been plenty fast enough.

Otherwise, if you find any router that supports VLAN tagging on the WAN, you can use it for Centurylink fiber - no need for a special Zyxel router, as long as you get one that can handle the speed too...
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Damn, it shows $60 here in Omaha. May have to switch from crappy Cox.
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Unfortunately, Centurylink makes PPPoE logins complicated. Your router (not really a "modem" anymore) needs to be able to use VLANs and tag the WAN with ID #201 in order to do a PPPoE login. Very new routers may be able to do this plus some older ones. I put Tomato firmware on an old Linksys E3000 and it supports Vlan tagging on the WAN, so that's been my main router for my Centurylink fiber service for the last two years or so. But, I pay for only 40Mbps not 1Gbps, so this old router has been plenty fast enough.

Otherwise, if you find any router that supports VLAN tagging on the WAN, you can use it for Centurylink fiber - no need for a special Zyxel router, as long as you get one that can handle the speed too...
Right, but the key is the Zyxel is free from CenturyLink with this deal, and it works, so most people won't need anything else. I had some more advanced-user issues with my C1100Z Zyxel, so I switched to the Edgerouter ER-X, which only costs ~$50 and is fantastic.

Either way, the CenturyLink-provided modem is free, so you have time to see how you do with it. For 99.9% of people it will be perfectly enough.
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What area gets gigabit? My condo only gets 10mbps from century. I'll make the move for gigabit ^_^ Henderson? Anybody anybody? Bueller?
You have DSL service through your phone line, not fiber. Centurylink fiber isn't available to everyone. They put a fiber up my street so I can get it, but some of my neighbors who aren't directly on the street (townhouses) cannot. Or Centurylink may simply not have fiber service in your area.
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Damn, it shows $60 here in Omaha. May have to switch from crappy Cox.
$60 for the same deal - gigabit for life, free tech, free modem? EEK!

That's crazy town.
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Is this deal worth it with this provider?
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