Expanded Coverage Area Addresses Customer Demand and Enables Service Consolidation
BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that it has expanded its voice service portfolio to provide customers with local phone numbers in Alaska and Hawaii.
In addition to providing service in more than 25 countries, the expansion of Level 3's voice services to provide local phone numbers in Alaska and Hawaii brings Level 3's U.S. coverage to all 50 states. Level 3 currently offers local telephone number coverage to 87 percent of the U.S. population, more than any other domestic carrier. The expanded coverage area improves businesses' ability to consolidate voice services under a single provider, ensuring a consistent service experience and simplifying service management. As a part of the expansion, Level 3 will be providing local inbound and enhanced local service, with customer-provided 911 service, in Alaska and Hawaii rate centers.
"Simplification of communications services management is essential for businesses that are looking to improve efficiency, growth and focus on critical business objectives," said Sara Baack, Level 3's senior vice president of Voice Services. "By expanding our voice services and providing local phone numbers in all 50 states, Level 3 is responding to customer demand for advanced voice solutions in these areas and providing more opportunity for businesses to consolidate their services under a single carrier to simplify their customer experience."
Level 3's comprehensive voice solutions combine service experience in traditional time-division multiplexing (TDM) with more than 12 years of innovation in voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) technologies. These solutions enable organizations to capitalize on reliable and cost-effective voice services by using the service portfolio of a trusted global communications provider.
For more information on Level 3's voice services, visit http://www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/voice/.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) 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 450 markets in 45 countries over 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.
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Jon Paul McLeary
SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.