Level 3, Cox Communications expand relationship

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) says it has signed multi-year agreements with Cox Communications to deliver high-speed IP and transport services. It also will expand the capabilities available to Cox through Level 3’s wholesale partner program to use and resell Level 3’s services. Cox also will purchase additional dark fiber to support the growth of its broadband network and backbone.

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) says it has signed multi-year agreements with Cox Communications to deliver high-speed IP and transport services. It also will expand the capabilities available to Cox through Level 3’s wholesale partner program to use and resell Level 3’s services. Cox also will purchase additional dark fiber to support the growth of its broadband network and backbone.

The agreements build upon a more than 10-year relationship between Cox and Level 3. They include the terms and conditions for exchange of IP traffic between their backbone networks as well.

"The end-user experience continues to be the core of whether business is won or lost," said Andrew Crouch, president of Sales for Level 3. "By leveraging the investments Level 3 has made in its network and enterprise services, Cox will be better positioned to deliver a superior experience to their customers. We are pleased to have expanded our long-standing business relationship with Cox through this portfolio of agreements that are consistent with our principles."

"To ensure the optimal quality of Cox services, we must regularly expand and enhance our network capacity, capabilities and reach," said Jay Rolls, senior vice president of technology, Cox Communications. "The strategic relationship with Level 3 allows us to bolster our network and more effectively deliver voice, video and data products to homes and businesses."

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