3 October 2002 -- Level 3 Communications has been selected to provide colocation and IP transit services to support Ask Jeeves, one of the UK's most heavily used search engines.
The Ask Jeeves website (www.ask.co.uk) is one of Britain's top-ten most visited sites with more than 4.7m users per month. Level 3 has been appointed to provide all its UK colocation and Internet access services for the next year.
Colin Mason, director of technology at Ask Jeeves, said, "The scalable nature of Level 3's network and its demonstrated ability to give on-going, excellent account management, providing Ask Jeeves with a highly responsive, reliable and robust service made it an obvious choice," concludes Mason.
Level 3's backbone carries a major portion of European and North American Internet traffic, and is one of the world's leading providers of Internet connectivity and colocation services for Internet Service Providers, search-engines and portals.
Brady Rafuse, president Europe Level 3 Communications, said, "Ask Jeeves' natural language search engine revolutionised the way people looked for information on the Internet, much the same way as Level 3's network has revolutionised the speed with which people navigate the web and communicate with one another. We see Ask Jeeves as an ideal partner and look forward to working with them."