Level3


Level3

LEVEL3 Description

Level3 Communications is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a provider of telecommunication services. The company was founded in 1885 and is currently headquartered in Colorado, in the United States. The Level3 brand is well-known; the company operates a large, physical network of the Internet and offers a wide range of networking services. Level3 is the network, and it owns a Tier 1 backbone and operates its own points-of-presence (PoPs). One notable customer of Level3 is Netflix.

Level3 has made some notable acquisitions, including companies such as Black Lotus (DDoS protection), TW Telecom (business Internet solutions), Genuity (AS1) and the CDN services business of Savvis - a subsidiary of CenturyLink that provides hosting and colocation services. The CDN was acquired in 2006 and is run by Level3 to this day. In 2016 Level3 has been acquired by CenturyLink.

Additional CDN-related services by Level3 include DDoS protection, SSL, Encryption, Geo Blocking, (live) video streaming and website acceleration.

Together with Fastly, CloudFlare, Highwinds, Akamai and EdgeCast, Level3 is part of the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program. The interconnection agreement between the backbones of both parties will benefit customers on both sides; traffic over these interconnects enjoys reduced latency and increased reliability compared to the public Internet. Clients using a Google Cloud origin receive a discount to their egress traffic when peering with Level3 or any other CDN that is part of the collaboration.

Level3 does not publish customer information. CDN overview has located some of customers of the CDN service, such as CloudVPS. We’ll keep the list updated.

Level3 Pops

Level3 feature overview

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Feature Support
PoPs 98
Purge All Feature fully supported by Level3
Instant Purge Not instant
Control panel Feature fully supported by Level3
Origin Push Feature fully supported by Level3
Origin Pull Feature fully supported by Level3
Origin Shield Feature fully supported by Level3
GZIP Compression Feature fully supported by Level3
Custom Rules Feature fully supported by Level3
HTTP/2 Protocol Feature not supported by Level3
SPDY Protocol Feature not supported by Level3
Raw Access Logs Feature fully supported by Level3
Real time statistics Feature fully supported by Level3
Online signup Feature not supported by Level3
API Unknown support for this feature by Level3
Custom CNAMEs Feature fully supported by Level3
Shared SSL Certificates Feature fully supported by Level3
Custom SSL Certificates Feature fully supported by Level3
Wildcard SSL Certificates Unknown support for this feature by Level3
Support
  • Email and Phone support
  • Level3’s CDN Enhanced Support (paid)
Video On Demand (VoD) Feature fully supported by Level3
RTMP Streaming Feature fully supported by Level3
Multiple CDNs Feature not supported by Level3
CDN balancing tech Feature not supported by Level3
Storage Additional costs may apply for this feature

LEVEL3 Price Overview

Level 3 does not list pricing information for their CDN service on the website. Customers interested in their products can contact the sales team.

Pricing Information

Global flat fee N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A
APAC Traffic N/A
LATAM Traffic N/A
Extra costs N/A

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