As one of the world’s top six Tier 1 Internet providers to carriers and businesses, Level 3 Communications can trace its roots back to 1985 when it was launched as Kiewit Diversified Group Inc. (KDG), a subsidiary of the 114-year-old construction, mining, information services and communications company Peter Kiewit Sons, Inc. (PKS).

Beginning in late 2005, Level 3 became a telecom service provider consolidator, purchasing the assets of the former WilTel and then in 2006 Progress Telecom, ICG, TelCove and Looking Glass Networks.

Level 3 has become a major player in the Content Delivery Network (CDN) services business by acquiring the likes of SAVVIS and Servecast in 2007.

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AT&T to FCC: There are plenty of alternative choices for special access services

AT&T says that as the FCC looks to analyze the data it has collected in the special access proceeding, it will see that there are plenty of alternatives to incumbent players that CLECs can choose from to purchase wholesale circuits to extend their service into areas where they can't reach today.

Level 3 establishes PoP in Manchester LDeX2 data center, deepens UK presence

Level 3 Communications has built a new point of presence (PoP) at LDeX Group's LDeX2 data center that it recently debuted in the Trafford Park area of Manchester, a move that will immediately expand its presence in the United Kingdom.

Analyst questions reports of 'special treatment' deals between ISPs and streaming video providers

The Wall Street Journal created a mild furor with an article suggesting that Internet service providers like Comcast may be working out deals with high-volume online video providers like HBO to give their data "special treatment," such as dedicated fast lanes. However, at least one media outlet is questioning the accuracy of the story.

Level 3 takes top spot in competitive Ethernet race, says VSG

Level 3 Communications has taken the top rank in Vertical Systems Group's 2014 U.S. Competitive provider Ethernet Leaderboard, surpassing XO, Cogent and Zayo.

Level 3 incorporates collaboration services into cloud ecosystem

Level 3 Communications has added unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) into its Cloud Connect ecosystem, giving its enterprise customers another cloud service option.

5 reasons why AT&T, Verizon should see Level 3 as bigger business services threat

Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey is confident that with the tw telecom acquisition firmly under the company's belt, it can now be a more formidable competitor against his main competitors--AT&T and Verizon--in the business services race. While AT&T and Verizon are still two of the largest enterprise service providers, Level 3 could become an even bigger threat to these carriers for five main reasons.

Level 3's Storey says incumbents' wireless focus gives it more enterprise opportunities

Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey has indicated that the strategy by incumbent telcos, namely AT&T and Verizon, to increase their focus on their wireless businesses is helping Level 3 win more deals in the enterprise services space.

Level 3 adds extension to Colombia SAC-1 submarine cable

Level 3 Communications has made an extension to the SAC-1 submarine cable with a new branch to a cable station in Buenaventura on Colombia's Pacific coast near Cali, according to a recent FCC filing.

VSG: Level 3's tw telecom acquisition helps it surpass Verizon in Ethernet race

Level 3 Communications' acquisition of tw telecom continues to have a rippling effect as it has enabled the service provider to surpass Verizon for the No. 2 spot in Vertical Systems Group's 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.

Level 3 to provide CDN services to BMW's 4,000 locations

Level 3 continues to gain momentum in the growing content delivery network (CDN) space and winning a contract with BMW to provide services between the German car manufacturer's headquarters and over 4,000 dealers reflects that trend.