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Jim Cramer Says CenturyLink Deal Protects Its Dividend

Jim Cramer says the CenturyLink deal to acquire Level 3 is a positive for its shareholders.
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CenturyLink's (CTL) - Get Report  dividend is better protected now that it has agreed to acquire Level 3 Communications (LVLT) , according to TheStreet's Jim Cramer. CenturyLink, a telecommunications company, is acquiring Level 3 for $34 billion. Level 3 is a provider of internet infrastructure. According to CenturyLink, the combined company will be better positioned to further invest in broadband infrastructure for small businesses and consumers. The transaction increases the company's network by 200,000 route miles of fiber, according to a press release. CenturyLink also reported earnings on Monday, posting operating revenue of $4.4 billion.