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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Spherix sues Level 3 and Fairpoint over Nortel Ethernet patents

Spherix, a holder of Nortel patents, has filed two lawsuits against Level 3 Communications, the former tw telecom (which was merged with Level 3 in 2014), and FairPoint Communications claiming the companies infringed on intellectual property around Ethernet.

Level 3 says small cell backhaul has potential, must align with other on-net business service opportunities

Level 3 Communications may have not have pursued the tower backhaul opportunity as aggressively as its other fiber-based counterparts, but the service provider continues to see potential in extending its fiber to small cell deployments.

Level 3's Ethernet, cloud connectivity growth could help it top Q1 earnings expectations

Level 3's aggressive rollout of Ethernet and cloud interconnection strategy should enable the service provider to surpass first quarter earnings expectations, analysts say.

EarthLink, Level 3: EoHFC can't satisfy business customers' dedicated bandwidth needs

EarthLink and Level 3, two service providers that are building out sizeable fiber networks but still have to rent ILEC facilities, say that the Ethernet over hybrid fiber coax (EoHFC) facilities provided by cable operators aren't suitable substitutes to fulfill business service requests.

Level 3 gains advanced partner status on AWS Partner Network

Level 3 has achieved Advanced Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) status, advancing its standing in the cloud delivery ecosystem for its growing large and medium-sized enterprise customer base.

Level 3's Storey returns to CEO post following short medical leave

Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey is back on the job after a medical leave to recover from surgery related to a heart condition.

USTelecom touts study saying special access regulations will stifle broadband growth

As the FCC proposes new pricing controls over special access services, a new study commissioned by USTelecom argues that the move could have grave consequences on broadband investments and the country's job market.

AT&T, Level 3 international Ethernet expansion threatens BT, Orange's hold

AT&T and Level 3 have become greater competitive threats in the global Ethernet market to BT and Orange by continually expanding their service offerings and presence in Europe and other countries outside of North America.

Level 3 offers cloud-based access to Microsoft 365, enhances cloud portfolio

Level 3 Communications is giving enterprise customers that use Microsoft Office 365 via Azure ExpressRoute another connectivity option by adding the application to its Cloud Connect Solutions portfolio.

Colt, AT&T, and Level 3 gain Ethernet share in 2015, says research firm

Colt, AT&T and Level 3 continued to make progress in the global Ethernet market as their network buildouts in countries outside of their home base helped them gain market share, says Vertical Systems Group in their 2015 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard.