Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Level 3 Delivers Multiple 10G Wavelengths to Highwinds

Level 3 Communications' Content Markets Group is supplying High Speed Internet Access and multiple 10 Gbps wavelength to provide the underlying network backbone services that power Highwinds' RollingThunder network. The Level 3 facilities are being used to link Highwinds' data centers in ten cities throughout the United States and in Europe. This business relationship also enables Highwinds to expand its network capabilities and market reach by tapping into Level 3's internationally deployed network for global content distribution. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Highwinds' RollingThunder network is capable of distributing Internet- based content to users throughout the world. The company operates strategically placed data centers, which house server and storage technology used to manage content, in Amsterdam, Ashburn, Va., Atlanta, Chicago, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Phoenix. Currently, 12 data centers in 10 cities are connected through 10 Gbps wavelengths provided by Level 3.



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