Adelphia Takes VoIP to Level 3

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Level 3 Communications Inc. will be Adelphia Communications Corp.’s exclusive wholesale voice-over-Internet-protocol services provider for residential voice services under terms of an agreement announced Wednesday.

Adelphia expects to begin offering VoIP to customers in select markets this year.

Level 3 will provide Adelphia with “(3)VoIP Enhanced Local” service, a wholesale residential-voice solution that provides connectivity to the public switched telephone network and other enhanced features.

“This agreement with Level 3 allows Adelphia to bundle residential voice services with our existing suite of cable and Internet offerings without us incurring the costly expense of building out PSTN-termination capability in LEC [local exchange carrier] central offices," Adelphia chief technology officer Marwan Fawaz said in a prepared statement

“We chose to partner with Level 3 because the company provides carrier-quality, SIP-based [Session Initiation Protocol] wholesale voice services that accelerate our time to market,” he added.