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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Cogent's Schaeffer: Our interconnections with AT&T, Verizon are nearly congestion free

Cogent is seeing its efforts to alleviate traffic congestion with AT&T and Verizon finally paying off with these networks becoming nearly free of any issues, CEO Dave Schaeffer told investors.

Level 3: Freeing CLECs from ILEC lock-up plans for special access can spur $86M revenue boost

Level 3 says that incumbent local exchange carriers' demand lock-up plans for DSn-based special access services will have a number of harmful effects on competitive carriers. More practically, though, easing restrictions on who they buy bandwidth from could boost competitive carriers' revenues by as much as $86 million combined.

Verizon joins ILEC chorus against special access, saying Ethernet services should not be regulated

Verizon has told the FCC in a new filing that the commission should not revoke regulatory forbearance on Ethernet-based services because businesses and wholesale CLEC customers have a larger pool of sources to get these services.

Comcast Business threatens Verizon, AT&T with enterprise unit, but VPN, mobility, and scale remain key issues

Comcast Business has emerged as a potentially new threat to AT&T, Verizon and Level 3 Communications on the large business front with the introduction of a new unit that will offer business services to large Fortune 1000 business customers in the U.S. For the operator, it's a logical step.

CenturyLink adds app providing mobile access to business UC tools

CenturyLink is tuning into the growing mobile nature of its business customers with its Business Communicator app, allowing customers to connect their VoIP users to their unified communications services from computers and devices.

Cowen: Comcast's new business services unit could prompt purchase of Level 3

Comcast Business' creation of a new unit focusing on large businesses has raised speculation that it could purchase Level 3 Communications as a way to gain a national fiber footprint. 

Level 3's Storey: Comcast's large business unit may enable new wholesale opportunities

Level 3 Communications isn't afraid of Comcast's recent creation of a new division to serve the complex wholesale segment, and sees potential wholesale service sales opportunities with the cable MSO, according to an executive.

Level 3 to cut jobs as part of tw telecom integration process

Level 3 is going to lay off some employees as it continues to move forward with integrating tw telecom into its fold.

Level 3, Google strike interconnection pact to improve CDN access

Level 3 Communications has established a new interconnection agreement with Google Cloud Platform, allowing customers to get access to content delivery network services through CDN Interconnect, part of the Google Cloud Interconnect product line.

Level 3, Birch and BT Americas say FCC has power to regulate ILEC special access rates

Level 3, Birch and BT Americas, three dominant U.S. competitive telcos, say that the FCC has broad power to adopt regulations governing rates for incumbent local exchange carrier (LEC) special access services.