Broomfield, Colo. (ots-PRNewswire) - Level 3 Serves More Than
2,400 Customers From Technology Facilities, Including Over 600
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT) today announced that
it now offers bandwidth services in more than 150 Internet and
communications centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The
technology facilities comprise over 50 advanced Level 3 data centers
and 100 carrier hotels and other buildings not owned by the company.
Through these facilities Level 3 serves more than 2,400
communications intensive customers, with over 600 (3)CrossRoads
customers among them, including Akamai, Microsoft, EarthLink and
Yahoo Broadcast. Other services Level 3 offers from the facilities
include (3)Link Private Line, (3)Link Dark Fiber, (3)Link Global
Wavelength, (3)Voice, (3)Connect Modem and (3)Center Colocation. Not
all services, however, are available in all facilities.
"We've been very aggressive about extending the reach of our
low-cost bandwidth services to communications intensive companies in
facilities that give us the greatest opportunity to drive traffic
onto our metropolitan, long-haul and undersea networks," said Lee
Jobe, president of Global Operations for Level 3. "With our network
nearly complete and services available in more than 150 Internet and
communications centers, we expect to see significant increases in the
amount of traffic traveling on our network."
Level 3 is able to offer services through many of the data center
facilities not owned by the company by leveraging an advanced version
of Ethernet technology, the mainstay of computer networks for more
than two decades. Level 3 provides access to many of the non-Level 3
facilities using its new (3)CrossRoads EPOP (Ethernet Point of
Presence) service. The service delivers high-speed, cost-effective
Internet access over Level 3's metropolitan networks without
involving phone companies. As a result, instead of waiting up to six
months for a 45 Mbps access line, (3)CrossRoads EPOP customers can
get more than 20 times the access speed in just a few days, while
avoiding expensive local loop fees.
"(3)CrossRoads EPOP builds upon our (3)CrossRoads Internet access
service and enables communications intensive businesses to use
high-speed Ethernet Internet access without colocating in a Level 3
data center," said Brian Horsfield, vice president of Global IP
Services for Level 3. "The EPOP service lowers bandwidth costs for
bandwidth intensive companies by using an Ethernet interface, and by
rewarding our customers for exchanging traffic on our network."
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 (Nasdaq: LVLT) is a global communications and information
services company offering a wide selection of IP-based services
including broadband transport, colocation services, submarine
transmission services and the industry's first Softswitch based
services. Level 3 offers services primarily to communications
intensive companies that deliver their services over the Level 3
Network. Its Web address is www.Level3.com
(3)CrossRoads and (3)CrossRoads EPOP are service marks of Level 3
Some of the statements made by Level 3 in this press release are
forward-looking in nature. Actual results may differ materially from
those projected in forward-looking statements. Level 3 believes that
its primary risk factors include, but are not limited to: substantial
capital requirements; development of effective internal processes and
systems; the ability to attract and retain high quality employees;
changes in the overall economy; technology; the number and size of
competitors in its markets; law and regulatory policy; and the mix of
products and services offered in the company's target markets.
Additional information concerning these and other important factors
can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. Statements in this release should be evaluated
in light of these important factors.
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