BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced plans to expand its network in Alpharetta, Georgia, a technology hub in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area. The project will provide local customers with access to Level 3's enhanced network capabilities and portfolio of data, security, video, voice and unified communications solutions to support today's emerging technologies that demand efficient, scalable and secure options. Upon project completion, Level 3 will have more than 300 on-net buildings and approximately 265 metro route miles in the greater Atlanta area, securely connecting hundreds of buildings directly to its network.
"As the sixth fastest growing city in the United States, Alpharetta has become the 'Technology City of the South' with serious needs for network infrastructure and access," said Peter Tokar, economic development director for the City of Alpharetta. "Level 3's expanded network and presence in the market will provide increased access and options for secure, global network connectivity – something all of the 600 plus companies here need with demands increasing daily."
The expansion of the Level 3 network in Alpharetta will provide greater route diversity and increased capacity across the market so enterprises can focus on streamlining operations and growth. Level 3 monitors and maintains its network from end-to-end, providing secure and efficient services. Customers will benefit from cost-effective, alternative options to route traffic and connect between the greater Atlanta area and other business centers throughout the world.
"Alpharetta's technological infrastructure has made it a hot spot for corporate headquarters, datacenters and branch locations," said Edward Morche, senior vice president of East Region Enterprise and Government Markets for Level 3. "Our expanded network reach in Alpharetta places Level 3 at the center of it all and establishes us as a key gateway for information exchange across the region and around the globe."
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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