From our friends at FierceTelecom:
CenturyLink’s pending acquisition of Level 3 will give the service provider a greater density of on-net fiber locations, enabling the combined company to control the service experience for its business customers.
Upon completing the acquisition, CenturyLink will become the second largest business service provider in the United States, trailing only AT&T.
By acquiring Level 3, CenturyLink will immediately enhance its fiber assets. Level 3 has 64,000 route metro fiber miles and over 42,000 on-net buildings connected to its fiber network. It also has metro assets reaching more than 500 markets in more than 60 countries.
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