Adelphia Makes Wavelengths with Level 3


Level 3 Communications Inc. said it won a multiyear deal to supply
2.5-gigabit wavelengths to Adelphia Communications Corp. and its
competitive-local-exchange-carrier unit, Adelphia Business Solutions. Financial
terms were not disclosed.

Adelphia said it will use Level 3's '(3) Global Wavelength' service to
enhance its commercial and residential high-speed services in North America and
to tap into intercity wavelength routes connecting Chicago; Denver; Los Angeles;
Philadelphia; Phoenix; San Francisco; San Jose, Calif.; and Seattle.

The routes will also give Adelphia a 'cost-effective' way to interconnect its
existing cable and CLEC markets in the Western half of the United States, the
companies said.

The deal 'allows us to build on the synergy between our cable and
telecommunications networks without the substantial capital expenditure
typically associated with a project of this magnitude,' Adelphia Business
Solutions CEO James Rigas said in a press release.