Sunday, June 6, 2010

Level 3 Launches New Vyvx Local Switching Services

Level 3 Communications is now enabling its Vyvx customers to transmit - or "switch" - video feeds between two local loops within a single market. Broadcasters can now get access to Level 3's extensive national Vyvx footprint of coverage and a cost-effective alternative for local switching services. Level 3 said its value proposition now includes:

  • An extensive footprint -- At its launch, new local switching rates will be available in more than 50 markets.

  • HD support -- Level 3's Vyvx network will support HD loops in a number of markets starting the first day of launch, with support for both 1.5 Gbps and 3 Gbps. These services will initially be available in a dozen markets, including New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Miami, with more cities added in the coming year.

  • International reach -- The same local switching rates apply in all U.S. markets, as well as London.

  • Loop flexibility -- With Level 3, there are no access restrictions. Unlike other providers that require access to be procured through them, customers using Level 3's Local Switching service will have the option to procure their own loops or buy through Level 3 Vyvx.