Level 3 Communications Inc. (LVLT) has announced it is expanding operations and enhancing its local presence in the Chicago area. Through this commitment, Level 3 will combine its network, metro assets, and a locally focused sales and customer support team to serve Chicago midmarket enterprises.
“An increasing number of enterprises need a comprehensive communications solution and not just an a la carte selection of voice and Internet services,” said Michele O’Bryan, Level 3’s Chicago general manager. “Our local sales and customer support team is dedicated to demonstrating that Level 3’s combination of assets makes us the competitive alternative in an industry with a dwindling number of providers.”
Level 3 has an extensive fiber-optic footprint in the Chicago area – which includes Northwest Indiana and southern Wisconsin – that passes nearly 25,000 businesses. Level 3 is adding bandwidth to this network, and will continue to increase the number of businesses that are directly connected to the Level 3 network, enabling tremendous bandwidth scalability and reach of services for these businesses.