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Level 3 expands network to eastern Washington in response to data centre growth

August 03
13:04 2012

Web Hosting NewsBROOMFIELD, Colo. – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced that it has expanded its global fiber network backbone to the cities of East Wenatchee and Quincy in Washington state. The expansion was completed in response to customer demand in the region for increased capacity capabilities.

Data center growth throughout Eastern Washington is changing network requirements, and customers increasingly require more robust network backbones that are capable of handling the increased capacity. The expansion to East Wenatchee and Quincy involved extensive analysis and planning, and Level 3 already has multiple customers leveraging the additional connectivity.

Level 3’s network expansion to Eastern Washington communities involves more than 200 miles of advanced fiber cable and connections to five customer data centers. The expansion offers customers network diversity from regional incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) and access to a scalable fiber-optic backbone, which boasts a comprehensive suite of wavelength services. Available wavelength capabilities include gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) Ethernet, or 40G, and future capabilities for 100G support. The expansion also enables customers to benefit from Level 3’s international network footprint, which regional ILECs have traditionally been unable to offer.

“Level 3 has long been dedicated to expanding its network in response to customer demand and where it sees substantial opportunity for market growth,” said Paul Savill, Level 3’s senior vice president of Core Product Management. “Eastern Washington is a key region for Level 3 in terms of growth, and we are delighted that our expanded capacity in the area will enable businesses to improve efficiency and expand, all while leveraging Level 3’s advanced, international fiber network.”

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About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3’s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 450 markets in 45 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit

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