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.
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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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.