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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Level 3 taps company veteran Crouch to head up EMEA efforts

Level 3 is realigning its movement in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and its customer base there by naming Andrew Crouch as the region's president. Crouch, a UK native, has moved back to his homeland country to oversee the EMEA region following Level 3's close of its acquisition of tw telecom on Oct. 31.

Level 3 adds Google's Cloud platform to its ecosystem

Level 3 has enhanced its growing presence as an enabler of cloud services by adding Google's Cloud Platform, which enables developers and enterprises to build, test and deploy applications on Google's infrastructure, to its Cloud Connect Solutions ecosystem.

Level 3's enterprise revenues offset weaker wholesale results

Level 3, which has just completed its acquisition of tw telecom, reported that Core Network Services (CNS) revenue rose 5.8 percent to $1.48 billion, helping to offset ongoing declines in its wholesale business.

Google Fiber brings super-fast connection to Kansas City Starbucks

Google Fiber has equipped a Kansas City Starbucks coffee shop, located at the corner of 41 st  and Main Street, with a direct fiber connection to provide patrons with in-store Wi-Fi Internet access.

Sprint's new CEO open to selling wireline business

Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure reiterated during the third-quarter earnings call that the company is open to selling its struggling wireline assets, a move that would allow the company to focus exclusively on its wireless business.

Level 3 wraps its acquisition of tw telecom, enhances domestic and global reach

Level 3 has completed its acquisition of tw telecom, creating a company that will have a deeper domestic and global footprint to serve multi-site businesses.

Level 3 secures $2B loan to finance cash portion of tw telecom acquisition

Level 3 has gotten commitments from its lenders to increase its borrowing power under its secured credit facility through a new $2 billion Tranche B 2022 Term Loan, part of which will finance the cash portion of its acquisition of tw telecom.

tw telecom enhances its San Diego network reach

tw telecom, which is being acquired by Level 3 Communications, is adding more firepower to its existing network in San Diego by extending service into the various business parks located in Carlsbad.

Level 3 supplies cloud-based video services to iStreamPlanet

Level 3 is making headway with its growing video business, winning a deal to provide its Video Cloud solution to video streaming provider iStreamPlanet, which will deliver it to major media and entertainment outlets.

O'Hara departs Integra, Guth named interim CEO

Integra has made a key change to its top management team by naming board member Robert Guth as interim CEO and president. Guth takes over the helm from Kevin O'Hara, who joined Integra's board in 2009 and served as CEO since 2011.