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 gets ISO certification for security services in Latin America

Level 3 Communications' Latin American subsidiary Level 3 Argentina S.A. has achieved ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 Certification for its Advanced Security Testing (AST) services in the eight countries it currently provides services to business customers.

Level 3 grabs two new multi-national enterprise wins

As if to underscore the company's growth in the enterprise segment, Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) this week announced two new deals that will see it deliver its connectivity solutions to more high-end customers.

Level 3 connects network to 50 U.S. Air Force sites

Level 3 Communications has been chosen by Northrop Grumman to deliver its network services as part of the government integrator's agreement with the U.S. Air Force to support its distributed simulation training network.

Level 3's Storey: M&A is an option, not a necessity

Level 3 Communications has a reputation for being one of the aggressive consolidators of the wireline service provider market, but CEO Jeff Storey told investors that the company has the right mix of assets and products to compete.

Level 3 provides private direct connections to Microsoft's cloud

Level 3 Communications is giving customers another private connection option to the cloud by offering a direct network connection to Microsoft's Window Azure.

Comcast's TWC deal will deepen its medium business Ethernet niche

Comcast may have been one of the last major cable MSOs to enter the business services space, but its bid to  acquire fellow cable operator Time Warner Cable  will make it an even more dominant force in the traditionally underserved mid-sized market.

Level 3 expands its Northern California business presence, increases network diversity

Level 3 Communications is stepping up its competitive stance in the Northern California market by expanding its local network presence.

Level 3 forecasts a flat Q1, but sees Q4 services revenue jump

Level 3 Communications reported that its Core Network Services (CNS) revenues continued to be a big factor in its Q4 2013 earnings, rising 4.1 percent year-over-year to $1.4 billion.

Matt Bross re-emerges as chairman, CEO of Compass-EOS

Matt Bross has begun his latest adventure, taking on the chairman and CEO role at Compass-EOS, a next-gen router and icPhotonics vendor.

Level 3's Storey: Enterprise business growth continues despite economic headwinds

Jeff Storey, president and CEO of Level 3 Communications, acknowledged that while the economy continues to be challenging, it's not curtailing the company's enterprise service growth.