In Latest Interconnection Agreement, Level 3 Reaches Comcast Accord

Level 3 Communications on Thursday announced reaching a multi-year, bilateral interconnection agreement with Comcast, the third interconnection pact announced by Level 3 over the last several weeks.

Broomfield, Colorado-based Level 3 and Philadelphia-based Comcast said the arrangement builds on an agreement that is already in place.

Under the agreement, Comcast and Level 3 will improve their current network capacity to facilitate the exchange of traffic between the two networks, according to a news release. The companies said the pact covers their existing networks and future expansion during the term of the agreement.

Earlier this month, Level 3 announced a similar agreement with AT&T. That deal was revealed on the heels of a separate agreement that was announced in April between Level 3 and Verizon.

The interconnection agreements are an important component to ensuring American consumers and businesses can access Web content and services without interruptions.

Nearly three years ago, Level 3 and Time Warner Cable announced a similar, multi-year agreement for backbone and infrastructure services.

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