Level 3 announces new customer agreements

February 24, 2003--Level 3 Communications Inc. (Broomfield, CO) announced it has signed network services agreements with The George Washington University, the University of Oregon and Southern Crossroads.

Level 3 Communications Inc. (Broomfield, CO) announced it has signed network services agreements with The George Washington University, the University of Oregon and Southern Crossroads.

Under the terms of their respective agreements, The George Washington University has purchased metropolitan dark fiber services, and the University of Oregon has purchased (3)CrossRoads Internet access and private line services.

The Southern Crossroads (SoX), a research and education network aggregator based in Atlanta, will be using private line and (3)CrossRoads services to provide Internet access and other broadband services to the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University. Founded in 1997, SoX is designed to facilitate access to current and future digital communications services for education, research and economic development within the southeast region and across the United States.

Level 3 offers intercity and metropolitan dark fiber and co-location services in the U.S. and Europe. The company has constructed and operates local fiber networks in 27 U.S. and nine European markets, comprising more than 2100 route-mi and connecting more than 550 buildings, including carrier hotels, third-party co-location facilities and incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) central offices. Level 3 sells dark fiber to government, financial, academic, and research institutions for high bandwidth needs that demand security, rapid deployment, and cutting edge technology.

Level 3 operates a 10-Gbits/sec IP backbone that spans 57 North American markets and 16 European markets and is accessible from more than 550 traffic aggregation points.

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