Cogent and Level 3 Communications could be kicking off the initial disputes to the FCC's new net neutrality rules with a focus on how incumbent telcos and cable operators like Verizon and Comcast are degrading Internet traffic that goes to consumers' homes.
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 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.
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 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 Communications has added unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) into its Cloud Connect ecosystem, giving its enterprise customers another cloud service option.
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 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 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.
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.