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 adds extension to Colombia SAC-1 submarine cable

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.

VSG: Level 3's tw telecom acquisition helps it surpass Verizon in Ethernet race

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.

Level 3 to provide CDN services to BMW's 4,000 locations

Level 3 continues to gain momentum in the growing content delivery network (CDN) space and winning a contract with BMW to provide services between the German car manufacturer's headquarters and over 4,000 dealers reflects that trend.

Level 3, Carousel craft managed UC services pact

Level 3 has made another move to make itself a more valuable asset to business customers by striking a new partnership with communications specialist Carousel Industries where the pair will offer a host of managed and cloud-based services.

Level 3 helps enterprises stay ahead of security threats with DDoS service

Level 3 Communications is enhancing its security portfolio with a new tool called the dedicated denial of service (DDoS) Mitigation Service that it says can help enterprises safeguard their critical data and systems.

Windstream taps Integra veteran Harding to lead marketing for enterprise business

Windstream has taken another step forward with realigning its top management team by naming Joseph Harding as its new EVP and CMO for its enterprise business.

Verizon ponies up $5M to resolve FCC rural call completion investigation

Verizon is going to pay $5 million to settle an FCC inquiry into whether the service provider's rural customers could receive long distance or wireless calls to their traditional POTS phones.

Level 3's Patel: Dark fiber opportunities are on the rise

Level 3's overall wholesale business revenues may be gradually declining every quarter, but it sees a bright spot in the dark fiber business, a company executive told investors.

Level 3 brings MPLS services to Globalstar

Level 3 Communications is implementing a fully meshed MPLS network for international satellite provider Globalstar Communications' worldwide ground station locations.

Level 3 taps company veteran Crouch to head up EMEA efforts

Level 3 is realigning its movement in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and its customer base there by naming Andrew Crouch as the region's president. Crouch, a UK native, has moved back to his homeland country to oversee the EMEA region following Level 3's close of its acquisition of tw telecom on Oct. 31.