Level 3 Communications expands services in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. — The city of Lincoln has entered into a lease agreement with Level 3 Communications to expand its fiber optic infrastructure services in the city. It is part of the Lincoln Technology Improvement System.

“Level 3 operates a global fiber optic network, and its international presence is becoming increasingly important as technology adapts to the ever-changing global demands,” said Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler said. “This is another example of how city technology initiatives can be a catalyst for strengthening our position in a highly-competitive business environment.”

The installation of the downtown conduit was funded in 2012 with $700,000 from the City’s Fast Forward Fund. Beutler established the Fast Forward Fund in 2009 to assist with infrastructure improvements that help drive economic development and job creation. The LTIS has now grown to include more than 300 miles of conduit across the city. The conduit project was supported by the Downtown Lincoln Association, the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and members of the business community.

Source: City of Lincoln

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