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Level 3's Advanced IP Communications Network Helps in Next Gen Broadband Infrastructure Project

December 19, 2011

  By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

Level 3 Communications (News - Alert), a provider of IP communications services, and the nonprofit Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), announced that the Level 3 advanced IP network is playing an essential part in the Central Valley Next Generation Broadband Infrastructure project that is charted to bring economic, educational benefits of advanced Internet services to underserved rural regions.

The companies explained that the core idea behind this project is to bring advanced communications to rural, underserved areas by creating a 1,300 mile, high-capacity fiber-based infrastructure throughout 18 counties in California’s Central Valley.

CVIN and CENIC asserted that they have joined hands in order to execute this project, which will make use of around 300-route miles of Level 3 infrastructure as part of the 18-county backbone network.

Level 3 claimed that its fiber assets already performed a vivacious role in aiding the research and education institutions of California. Since during the early 2000s, CENIC and Level 3 forged agreements facilitating CalREN to be created and to operate over the Level 3 fiber-optic network. Level 3's national profile in other ARRA-funded exertions to carry the benefits of broadband networking to underserved communities also made them an excellent partner in this effort.

Officials with CVIN/Vast Networks remarked that they entirely anticipate making CVIN/Vast Networks the dominant broadband provider in the region and the Central Valley is prepared for this major infrastructure project, which will deliver exceptional service at a modest price. By exploiting CENIC/Level 3's prevailing infrastructure along with the new network, Massive Networks will have access to reasonable Internet bandwidth that they can deliver to the homes and businesses of the Central Valley.

CENIC added that its objective had always been to link its K-20 member institutions via robust and high-capacity fiber to the CalREN backbone so that the community that they were created to serve can enjoy all the benefits of advanced networking, and Level 3's network and support has been a valuable part of this effort.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin
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