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 says it has advantage over AT&T, Verizon in the enterprise market

Level 3 Communications' EVP and CFO, Sunit Patel, maintains that as AT&T and Verizon focus more of their attention on wireless and entertainment, the company will benefit as it pursues new growth opportunities in the enterprise services space.

Wireline telecom earnings in the second quarter of 2015

The second-quarter 2015 earnings reporting season has begun, and  FierceTelecom  is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed. Check here throughout the reporting season for updates on providers, vendors and integrators in this segment.

AT&T Northern Calif. network damage comes under FBI investigation

AT&T has restored service on its network in California after vandals cut through one of its fiber lines that shut down service for 22 hours, reflecting the latest in a string of targeted network attacks in the region.

AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon copper-to-fiber transitions must consider impact on local businesses

Offering greater flexibility to deliver new cloud and optical services to businesses and consumers, it should be no surprise that the large ILECs like AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon are keen on migrating off their legacy copper and TDM networks to IP and fiber. However, CLECs and their small to medium business customers are concerned whether ILECs will provide equivalently priced access to IP services.

AT&T knocks Windstream's request for equivalently-priced wholesale Ethernet access services

AT&T says the FCC should deny Windstream's request to impose "interim" equivalently-priced IP special access service rates for Ethernet as legacy TDM services are phased out, because the market is highly competitive and the commission would have reverse a number of existing rules.

Level 3 extends business fiber reach in Spokane, Wash., and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Level 3 Communications has wrapped its network expansion effort in Spokane, Washington and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, enhancing its route miles and on-net building reach to address business customers in each city.

Frontier says pole attachment prices are dramatically high in rural areas

Frontier has joined Level 3 Communications and industry group COMPTEL in asking the FCC to clarify the rules regarding pole attachment rates for cable and traditional telecom providers, as well as making the rates more uniform.

Level 3 acquires Black Lotus, enhances DDoS mitigation capabilities

Level 3 Communications has acquired privately-held Black Lotus, a provider of global Distributed Denial of Service mitigation services, furthering its network security capabilities for its growing enterprise customer base.

GTT, AT&T sign IP network interconnection agreement

AT&T and GTT Communications have signed a long-term interconnection for their IP networks, marking the latest agreement the telco has made with a competitive carrier in the wake of the new net neutrality rules.

Level 3, Zayo fiber cuts in Northern Calif. come under FBI investigation

Fiber cuts that occurred on Level 3 and Zayo's fiber backbone networks in the San Francisco Bay area on Tuesday are now under investigation by the FBI. These latest fiber cuts, reports USA Today, are just one of 11 physical attacks that have taken place in the area's networks over the past year.