is a global broadband and telecommunications company headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana. The company, founded as Central Telephone & Electronics Corporation
in 1968, later changed its name to Century Telephone Enterprises, Inc.
in 1971, and then was called CenturyTel, Inc.
from 1999 to 2010. A member of the S&P 500 index, the company operates as a local exchange carrier and Internet service provider in U.S. markets and is the third-largest telecommunications company in the United States in terms of lines served, behind AT&T and Verizon. It also provides long distance service. Approximately 45% of total employees are represented by two labor unions; the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Wikipedia