Our History

The Trusted Connection to the Networked World

Level 3 Communications, Inc. is a premier provider of global communication services, creating solutions that strengthen the growth, efficiency and security of businesses around the world. Our business started as part of a subsidiary of a construction company that created one of the first competitive local exchange carriers, MFS Communications.

By 1998, we set out to shift our business focus and create a company dedicated to the development of a facilities-based, end-to-end communications network optimized to provide IP communication services. Along with the new business strategy came a new name: Level 3 Communications. In April of that same year, Level 3 common stock started trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol LVLT.  Since October 2011, Level 3’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the same symbol – LVLT.

Today, Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets, spanning three continents and more than 60 countries.

As enterprises transition from legacy services to more efficient, scalable and secure technologies, Level 3 offers enhanced network capabilities and managed services for customers to streamline operations and focus on growth.

Level 3 Communications. Connecting and Protecting the Networked WorldSM.