Level 3 Communications has become a reseller of IPtimize, a broadband voice and data service provider.
The combination of the former’s network and the latter’s equipment and services constitutes an alternative for local cable operators looking to connect to nationwide networks, potentially at a much lower cost than otherwise.
Network access outside major metropolitan markets increases routing options by offering more efficient and cost-effective delivery of communications traffic, the two companies explained.
“Rural access to the Level 3 network opens new opportunities for IPtimize to bridge the gap between local cable companies and nationwide communications networks,” said Mitch Garlock, vice president of global sales for IPtimize. “The Level 3 network offers an advantage in breaking down barriers to broadband access and improving competition, particularly in unserved or underserved communities.”