Broomfield, Colorado – (The Hosting News) – April 11, 2007 – Colocation web host, VoIP, and Internet backbone company, Level 3 Communications’ operating subsidiary, has purchased assets from AT and T Corporation, in connection with the merger between AT and T and SBC Communications Inc.
The acquired assets consist of indefeasible rights of use (IRUs) for dark fiber connections to over 200 buildings and more than 1,600 metro fiber route miles in six of the 11 markets where AT and T was required to divest certain assets.
Level 3 will acquire the divested fiber assets in Detroit, Hartford, Kansas City, Milwaukee, San Francisco and St. Louis. Under the terms of the agreement, Level 3 retains intermediate splice rights, which will enable it to add new buildings to the acquired assets.
Kevin O’Hara, President and Chief Operating Officer of Level 3 remarked, “With over 25,000 metro fiber route miles and more than 6,500 on-net buildings, Level 3 is continuing to expand the reach of our network in metropolitan areas. The addition of these assets — the majority of which are new to the Level 3 network — builds on our expansive metro footprint and supports our enterprise business strategy by offering additional network access points and enhancing revenue opportunities in key markets.”
Level 3 Communications, Inc., an international communications company, operates one of the largest Internet backbones in the world. Through its customers, Level 3 is the primary provider of Internet connectivity for millions of broadband subscribers. The company provides a comprehensive suite of services over its broadband fiber optic network including Internet Protocol (IP) services, broadband transport and infrastructure services, colocation services, voice services and voice over IP services. The services are designed to provide building blocks that enable Level 3’s customers to meet growing demands for advanced communications solutions.The principal components offered by Level 3’s (3)VoIP Enhanced Local service include network trunking, local telephone numbers, local number portability, the safety of E-911, operator assistance, caller ID, directory listings, and directory assistance. The service is designed to allow Level 3 customers to retain the flexibility to manage and control end-user features without the difficulties of implementing complex interconnection arrangements.
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