Level 3 supplies collocation, IPv6 Internet to Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network

SEPTEMBER 26, 2010 -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. says it has been selected as the primary provider of colocation services and high-speed Internet Protocol (HSIP) service over IPv6 for the Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network (ARE-ON), a statewide consortium focused on education, research, and economic development.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2010 -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) says it has been selected as the primary provider of colocation services and high-speed Internet Protocol (HSIP) service over IPv6 for the Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network (ARE-ON), a statewide consortium focused on education, research, and economic development. The two-year agreement expands on an existing agreement in which Level 3 delivered infrastructure services to ARE-ON.

ARE-ON will use Level 3 services to provide its member institutions -- which include all of the state’s comprehensive four-year public universities, the university division of agriculture, and the medical center -- with access to high-speed networks and high-performance computing resources. Services will support research and education applications, as well as health care and emergency preparedness.

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