Level 3 Communications, a publically traded (ticker LVLT) bandwidth/backbone provider. The company has had significant press over its "Employee Ownership" mission, which grants *every* employee stock and other ownership-related long term incentives. Corporate vision is to create a global fiber network, based on packetized data to take advantage of advances in fiber and router technology. The first company to publically offer an end-to-end VoIP solution -their "Soft Switch" technology also allows VoIP to connect to traditional phone switching centers.

See http://www.level3.com for more information.

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