All customers should call CenturyLink and fight
with them about it. I thought I could only do this with DirecTV hikes but having had Verizon & AT&T, I called and fought against almost all hikes and eventually got compensated something for it...usually an amount that just about covered the increase.
Now, I did not always do this because I did not mind paying more a few times when I felt like the actual product improved since the previous price hike.
But, that is rare.