Level 3 Communications Inc. has announced an expanded relationship with EarthLink Inc. to serve as the underlying provider for EarthLinks newest VoIP initiative, EarthLink DSL and Home Phone Service. Under the terms of the multiyear agreement, Level 3 VoIP Enhanced Local service will provide nationwide local voice service to EarthLink as part of a bundled voice and broadband Internet package that includes features such as caller ID, voice mail and three-way calling, bundled with multiple speeds of DSL Internet access.
The Level 3 VoIP Enhanced Local service supports EarthLink’s local, long-distance and international voice traffic, providing voice origination, voice termination, directory listings and caller ID. The service also enables EarthLink to connect its customers to the PSTN when they make calls to traditional telephones or mobile devices. Included in the service is Level 3s nationwide E911 Direct service.
In September 2005, EarthLink selected Level 3 to support its trueVoice VoIP service offering. Under the terms of that agreement, Level 3 provides its VoIP Enhanced Local service including local telephone numbers that EarthLink can assign to its voice customers.
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