Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Level 3 Completes Internet2 Optical Network Implementation

Level 3 Communications confirmed that it has completed deployment of the new, 100 Gbps Internet2 nationwide, dedicated network services backbone, which is now operational. Under a multiyear agreement, Level 3 is providing dedicated backbone facilities comprising 13,500 long-haul route miles, multiple customer colocation suites and newly deployed metro fiber. Under the agreement, Level 3 is also providing wavelength and high-speed IP services to Internet2 with options for private line, metro and long-haul dark fiber services to interconnect the backbone with academic institutions. The network delivers the underlying optical technology required for Internet2 to dynamically provision multiple 10 Gbps wavelengths.

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