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Level 3 is Now Authorized Vendor for Commonwealth of Massachusetts

August 11, 2014

Level 3 is Now Authorized Vendor for Commonwealth of Massachusetts

By Rahul Arora
TMCnet Contributor

Level 3 Communications (News - Alert), Inc. (LVLT), a company that provides local, national and global communications services, recently announced that it has signed a contract with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As per terms of the ITT46 network services contract, Level 3 will be providing network connectivity and communications services to numerous public sector agencies. Specific services offered by Level 3 under the ITT46 contract include: SIP, Voice over IP, E911, unified communications, Ethernet, wavelengths, collocation, Dedicated Internet Access, Virtual Private Network, DDoS, managed security and professional services.

Level 3 will offer its voice, data, video, and network security services via its global fiber-optic network, with connectivity to Commonwealth buildings throughout the state, including data center facilities in Boston, Worcester and Springfield, Mass. Leveraging Level 3 services, the public sector agencies will be able increase productivity and improve operational efficiency, all while simultaneously reducing network costs. 

"Level 3 has a strong track record of delivering network services to the public sector, providing global network reach with a deep metro market footprint and comprehensive services portfolio," said Edward Morche, senior vice president of East Region Enterprise and Government Markets for Level 3. "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ITT46 network services contract is an important vehicle for all public sector institutions to gain buying power and access to Level 3's advanced network capabilities to improve statewide communications and achieve operating efficiencies."

In related news, Competitive Companies, Inc., recently announced an agreement for the company to purchase high-speed IP and collocation services from Level 3 Communications. The new services will provide CCI (News - Alert) with the network infrastructure to build out its carrier-class wireless services.

Specifically, direct access to the Level 3 network at more than 20 sites nationwide will provide CCI with the underlying interconnection capabilities to deliver its gigabyte "Diamond Ring" backhaul and Small Cell network. The Diamond Ring consists of a dual redundant millimeter wave gigabyte ring from which all services originate.

Edited by Adam Brandt
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