EX-23.3 8 d308496dex233.htm CONSENT OF KPMG LLP W/ RESPECT TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF QWEST COMM. INTER Consent of KPMG LLP w/ respect to the financial statements of Qwest Comm. Inter

Exhibit 23.3

to Registration Statement

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors

CenturyLink, Inc.:

We consent to the incorporation by reference in this registration statement on Form S-3 of CenturyLink, Inc. of our report dated March 2, 2012, with respect to the consolidated balance sheets of Qwest Communications International Inc. as of December 31, 2011 (Successor date) and December 31, 2010 (Predecessor date), and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive (loss) income, stockholder’s equity (deficit), and cash flows for the periods from April 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011 (Successor period), and from January 1, 2011 to March 31, 2011 and each of the years in the two-year period ended December 31, 2010 (Predecessor periods), which report appears in the Form 8-K of CenturyLink, Inc. dated March 2, 2012, and to the reference to our firm under the heading “Experts” in the registration statement.

Our report refers to the acquisition of all of the outstanding stock of Qwest Communications International Inc. by CenturyLink, Inc. effective April 1, 2011, and states that the consolidated financial information of Qwest Communications International Inc. after the acquisition is stated on a different cost basis than for the periods before the acquisition and, therefore, is not comparable.


Denver, Colorado

March 2, 2012