Level 3 Finishes Up Spokane Buildout

July 14th, 2015 by · 3 Comments

With Zayo busy in Seattle, Level 3 said this morning that it has finished up a network expansion a few hundred miles to the east. The project added a new loop in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene metro areas, bringing their infrastructure in the metro area to 276 on-net buildings and 300 metro route miles in all.

This wasn’t originally a Level 3 project of course, as this was a tw telecom market until the acquisition closed last autumn. Spokane was one of the markets tw telecom had earmarked for its accelerated expansion project in November of 2013, and it had just brought its fiber to Coeur d’Alene in 2012.

While for Level 3 this year is pretty much dedicated to the integration of tw telecom in North America while maintaining organic growth, it is the possible sale of Colt over in Europe that could tell us what next year will be like. That’s the only asset that could transform their footprint there into something as extensive as they now have in the USA.

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  • mhammett says:

    I’ve wondered if the TW Telecom stuff was on http://maps.level3.com/ yet. I do see a leased route from Seattle to Denver via Spokane, Billings and Casper. I wonder if that’s the route TW Telecom picked up?

    • Rob Powell says:

      No, that route came from Global Crossing. maps.level3.com doesn’t seem to have been updated with the tw telecom data yet, and I don’t see an easy link to the page anymore from the general Level 3 website.

      • mhammett says:

        Do we know of any verified TW Telecom routes that are not on maps.level3.com? I too fear they stopped maintenance of the site.

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