Rio Networks connects data center via Level 3

Oregon-based CLEC Rio Networks has signed a deal with Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) to provide high-speed Internet protocol (HSIP) and transport services for Rio Networks’ new data center. Rio Networks, owned by the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe, will resell Level 3's high-speed IP (HSIP) services in southern Oregon.

Oregon-based CLEC Rio Networks has signed a deal with Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) to provide high-speed Internet protocol (HSIP) and transport services for Rio Networks’ new data center. Rio Networks, owned by the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe, will resell Level 3's high-speed IP (HSIP) services in southern Oregon.

Level 3's Tier 1 HSIP service provides access to Level 3's IP backbone.

Rio Networks provides business communication and cloud services including phone, email, data, Internet, and colocation. Local coverage areas include Portland, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Woodburn, Salem, Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Springfield, Redmond, Bend, La Pine, Roseburg (where the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe is based), Grants Pass, and Ashland.

"By having Level 3 built into our carrier-neutral data center - the first of its kind in Southern Oregon - the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe, Roseburg, and the community are now exceptionally well-postured to do business worldwide," said Mark Bilton-Smith, president of Rio Networks. "This facility is designed to be a true driving force in the business development of our community, and Level 3's participation in this effort allows Douglas County and the tribe to realize that goal."

"Level 3's agreement with Rio Networks not only further stimulates business in Roseburg, but also immediately pushes Roseburg and southern Oregon onto the national colocation stage," added Steve Barnett, vice president of sales and marketing for Rio Networks.


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