Business briefs, Oct. 17-20 |

Business briefs, Oct. 17-20


CenturyLink offers fast Internet to businesses

CenturyLink is now offering high-speed, one-gigabit-per-second fiber Internet service to about 1,000 businesses in Park City and Summit County. According to a press release, those Internet speeds are now available to more than 20,000 companies across Utah. "Utah is an exciting place to start, grow and conduct business," said Jeremy Ferkin, vice president of Utah operations for CenturyLink, in the release. "CenturyLink’s strong and growing (one-gigabit-per-second) fiber network in Utah will allow more businesses to operate and innovate more effectively." For more information, visit

AvantLink hosts charity challenge

Park City-based AvantLink, a marketing network company, is hosting a charity event to celebrate its 10-year anniversary of being in business. According to a press release, the company will donate up to $10,000 to Charity: Water, a non-profit organization that provides clean drinking water to people in underdeveloped countries. AvantLink is encouraging people to link to its Charity: Water campaign page on Twitter or Facebook, with the hashtag #AvantLinkTen. Every time the link is shared — or retweeted or liked — AvantLink will donate $10. The challenge will run through the fourth quarter of the fiscal year or until AvantLink hits $10,000. Visit to find the link to the campaign.

Deer Valley to host Navajo Rug Show

Deer Valley Resort is set to host its 26th annual Navajo Rug Show, in support of the Adopt-a-Native-Elder Program. According to a press release, the event is the largest of its kind in the country, and the proceeds go to support Navajo elders living in remote areas of the Navajo Reservation in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. The event will be held at Snow Park Lodge on Nov. 6 through Nov. 8. For more information, visit