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Level 3 has a new wire

Sun, 12/03/2000 - 7:00pm
Karen Kessler-Tanaka

Level 3 has laid the first new transatlantic Internet and communications cable to cross the Atlantic in two years.

The 3,700-mile long submarine system, affectionately named "Yellow," connects North American and European broadband systems and features 320 gigabits with upgrade capability to 1.28 terabits.

"This undersea cable is a key part of Level 3's global infrastructure," says Don Gips, group vice president of Global Sales and Marketing for Level 3. "The Yellow submarine cable provides a key link between Level 3 customers on both continents."

"Yellow" was built in cooperation with and 50 percent owned by Global Crossing. Global Crossing's share of the cable is referred to as "AC-2". Level 3 also sold a 25 percent ownership interest to Viatel.

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