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Level 3 Selected to Provide High Speed IP and Transport Services for Rio Network's First Data Center

August 17
14:06 2012

Web Hosting News BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has signed an agreement with Rio Networks, an Oregon-based business telecommunications company (CLEC), to provide high-speed Internet protocol (HSIP) and transport services for the company’s newly-built data center.

Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Rio Networks, owned by the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe, will resell Level 3’s next-generation IP solutions to fill a growing need in the Southern Oregon market, giving local companies the ability to conduct business on a global scale over the Level 3 network.

“By having Level 3 built into our carrier-neutral data center – the first of its kind in Southern Oregon – the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe, Roseburg, and the community are now exceptionally well-postured to do business worldwide,” said Mark Bilton-Smith, President of Rio Networks. “This facility is designed to be a true driving force in the business development of our community, and Level 3’s participation in this effort allows Douglas County and the Tribe to realize that goal.”

“Level 3’s agreement with Rio Networks not only further stimulates business in Roseburg, but also immediately pushes Roseburg and Southern Oregon onto the national colocation stage,” added Steve Barnett, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Rio Networks.

Level 3’s Tier 1 HSIP service provides access to Level 3’s IP backbone, which is one of the largest and most connected across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. This service offers customers the ability to leverage efficient performance, cost-effective pricing and a continuously upgradable network to keep pace with rising bandwidth demands.

“With large and small communities demanding more global connectivity, it is crucial to offer network solutions that extend beyond the common metro hubs,” said Andrew Crouch, President of North American Sales at Level 3. “We are particularly pleased to work with Rio Networks to enable them to increase their network penetration and provide high-quality services in Southern Oregon.”

For more information on Level 3’s advanced network and service offerings, visit

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

About Rio Networks
Rio Networks is an Oregon owned and operated provider of leading edge business communication and cloud services including phone, email, data, Internet, and colocation. Local coverage areas include Portland, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Woodburn, Salem, Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Springfield, Redmond, Bend, La Pine, Roseburg, Grants Pass, and Ashland. Our state of the art high density collocation facility hosts business worldwide. Rio Networks services the business communities of Oregon with an industry leading 96 percent customer satisfaction score. Rio Networks is wholly owned by the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Tribe, based in Roseburg, Ore. Contact Rio Networks to learn how your business can benefit from a next generation network and cloud based technologies. You can find Rio Networks online at or call 877-700-4746.

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