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CenturyLink1GigWithout a lot of fanfare, CenturyLink is adding to its gigabit broadband Internet footprint in Seattle, introducing the service in six new neighborhoods.

In an update, CenturyLink said it’s starting to expand the 1 Gbps service into Capitol Hill, University District, Lake City, Ravenna, Montlake and Leschi. This is in addition to a build-out in eight other neighborhoods: Ballard, West Seattle, Beacon Hill, Green Lake, Delridge, International District, Central District and Rainier Valley.

“We are delivering on our promise to be the next-generation technology provider in the Seattle area and are pleased to be able to add to our growing list of gigabit-enabled neighborhoods,” said CenturyLink’s Sue Anderson, vice president of operations for Washington state, in a statement.

All told, CenturyLink says the high-speed access is available to more than 60,000 households in the Seattle area and more than 6,500 business locations since it was announced in August 2014. The company says its goal is now more than 100,000 households by year’s end.

What is worth a lot of CenturyLink fanfare? A cupcake giveaway. Sunday, May 3, CenturyLink says it’s teaming up with Cupcake Royale in West Seattle to mark its gigabit progress by giving away 1,000 cupcakes.

Or, put another way: 1,000 mega-bites.

[Editor’s Note: CenturyLink is a GeekWire annual sponsor.]

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