August 26, 2008

EMBARQ Joins National Effort to Help Protect Children

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EMBARQ announces that, in an effort to help eliminate online child pornography, it will participate in the URL project launched by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to fight online child pornography.


As part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by NCMEC and EMBARQ, the company will block access to Web sites hosted on its network in which NCMEC has confirmed the presence of content that meets the Federal definition of child pornography.

"Child exploitation is a serious issue and EMBARQ is proud to assist in the effort to protect the well-being of innocent children," said Nancy Shelledy, chief privacy officer for EMBARQ. "We contacted NCMEC with the intent to do our part to eradicate online child pornography."

"Preventing the distribution of child pornography is a key step in the ongoing battle to stop child pornography," said Ernie Allen, NCMEC president and CEO. "EMBARQ is taking an important step in helping stop the spread of these illegal images, and we appreciate their dedication to helping protect children."


Embarq Corporation , headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., offers a complete suite of communications services. The company has approximately 18,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the S&P 500 and is in the Fortune 500(R) list of America's largest corporations.

For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) -- all on one monthly bill.

For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class High Speed Internet, wireless, satellite TV from DIRECTV(R), enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services.

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