Level 3 to supply services to 2012 Democratic National Convention

Level 3 (NYSE: LVLT) on Wednesday announced that the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) chose it to be the official media and technology provider for the DNC convention that will be held in Charlotte, N.C. from Sept. 4-6.

A key piece of the agreement is content delivery. The service provider will serve the DNC with its Vyvx and Content Distribution services at all three of the convention locations, including Time Warner Cable Arena, the Bank of America Stadium and the Charlotte Convention Center.

Having served as the official live video and content delivery service provider for the 2008 DNC, which was broadcast to almost 40 million people, Level 3 has plenty of experience to support this event this year.

With this new agreement, Level 3 will provide a host of dark fiber services, satellite uplink and downlink services via diverse teleports, broadcast distribution, and support of the DNCC website delivery through Intelligent Traffic Management (ITM) and download/caching services.

These services will be coupled with its event monitoring and support services to ensure the convention content gets delivered properly.

While it is known as a major fiber service provider, content delivery has become another money maker for Level 3. Being able to secure a contract with the DNCC for the second time in a row is validation that it can continually handle complex live real-time events.

For more:
- see the release

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