Level 3 Backbone Connectivity to Benefit IO Data Centers’ Colocation Customers

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced that it is expanding its relationship with IO Data Centers, an Arizona-based provider of enterprise colocation data center services.

Under the terms of the agreement, Level 3 will continue to provide private line and Ethernet-based high-speed Internet services to IO Data Centers’ Scottsdale ONE colocation facility. With this expanded deal, Level 3 is installing a fully redundant fiber connection to IO Data Centers’ newest Phoenix colocation facility, Phoenix ONE, over which it will deliver the same high-speed services.

Level 3’s network allows IO Data Centers to deliver to its customers network connectivity up to 10 Gbps – enough capacity to transport 128 simultaneous high-definition video downloads per second – supported by Level 3 service level agreements. Additionally, this direct connection of IO Data Centers’ colocation customers will eliminate backhaul charges normally paid to the incumbent service provider and increase the cost-effectiveness of network solutions provided by Level 3.

“Level 3’s highly scalable network has made them one of our ideal providers as our customers’ bandwidth demands continue to grow,” said Tony Wanger, IO Data Centers’ president and founder. “Our customers are looking for reliability and performance and Level 3 is helping us deliver just that.”

“It’s no secret that the burgeoning usage of video and multimedia applications is driving bandwidth demand, and Level 3’s network is prepared to meet that demand,” said Jeff Tench, president of Level 3’s Business Markets Group. “We will continue to seek opportunities to expand our fiber-optic footprint, because, quite simply, businesses benefit from being directly connected to the Level 3 network.”

Level 3’s Business Markets Group leverages the power of the company’s extensive fiber-optic network, metro assets, and locally focused sales and sales support organization to deliver a world-class experience to enterprise customers throughout the United States.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) is a leading international provider of fiber-based communications services. Enterprise, content, wholesale and government customers rely on Level 3 to deliver services with an industry-leading combination of scalability and value over an end-to-end fiber network. Level 3 offers a portfolio of metro and long-haul services, including transport, data, Internet, content delivery and voice. For more information, visit www.Level3.com.

Level 3 Communications, Level 3, the red 3D brackets and the Level 3 Communications logo are registered service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Level 3 services are provided by wholly owned subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. Any other service, product or company names recited herein are trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.


Forward-Looking Statement

Some of the statements made in this press release are forward looking in nature. These statements are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. These forward looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3’s control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. The most important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the current uncertainty in the global financial markets and the global economy; disruptions in the financial markets that could affect Level 3’s ability to obtain additional financing; as well as the company’s ability to: successfully integrate acquisitions; increase the volume of traffic on the network; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; develop effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; and meet all of the terms and conditions of debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 

About IO
Founded in 2007, IO provides the data center as a service @scale™. IO internet data centers are engineered to deliver the optimal data center capacity, security, network and cloud inter-connectivity for mission critical applications of any scale.  IO operates large data center campuses, featuring over 2 million square feet, hundreds of networks and 300 MWs in North America and Singapore. For more than a decade, IO has earned the trust of the most demanding technology users by delivering the data center at scale to digital-first enterprises, cloud companies, hyperscale service providers, governments and businesses worldwide. To learn more about IO @scale™, visit io.com.

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