Originally posted by Vertical Systems Group

Level 3 jumps to top ranking above XO, Cogent and Zayo

us-lb-ye-2014-compBOSTON, MA, MARCH 13, 2015 – Level 3, XO, Cogent and Zayo are the top Competitive Providers selling Carrier Ethernet services in the U.S., according to Vertical Systems Group’s latest research. These companies are listed on Vertical’s 2014 U.S. Competitive Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD ranked by share of billable U.S retail ports delivered by competitive service providers as of year-end 2014.

Each of these four companies has attained either a LEADERBOARD rank or a Challenge Tier citation on the 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD, the industry benchmark for measuring Ethernet market presence in the U.S.

“The large number of Competitive Providers selling Ethernet in the U.S. affords business customers an extensive choice of services, price points and delivery options,” said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “While the Level 3 acquisition of tw telecom garnered a lot of industry attention, most companies in this segment substantially grew their Ethernet businesses to gain market share in 2014.”

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