In 2009, CenturyTel Inc. and Embarq merged to form CenturyLink. CenturyLink is a provider of high-quality broadband, entertainment and voice services over its advanced communications networks to consumers and businesses in 33 states. It offers fiber transport, competitive local exchange carrier service, security monitoring, pay telephone, other communications, professional and business information services in certain local, as well as regional markets. CenturyTel Inc. s local exchange telephone subsidiaries operated approximately seven million telephone access lines in 33 states. Over 75% of these lines were located in Florida, North Carolina, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Alabama. Century Link is an S&P 500 company and is also included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.