Broomfield, CO, United States
Broomfield, CO, United States

Level 3 Communications is an American multinational telecommunications and Internet service provider company headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.It operates a Tier 1 network. The company provides core transport, IP, voice, video, and content delivery for most of the medium to large Internet carriers in North America, Latin America, Europe, and selected cities in Asia. Level 3 is also the largest competitive local exchange carrier and the 2nd largest provider of fiber optic internet access in the United States. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Level 3 Communications | Date: 2016-11-21

Implementations of the present disclosure involve a system and/or method of performing security asset management. The system and/or method may schedule vulnerability scanners to scan the various portions of one or more networks and obtain the results of the vulnerability scans. IP addresses may be assigned to each of vulnerability scanners to scan. The system obtains the results of the vulnerability scans and may adjust the results of the scans according to configuration of the one or more networks that an IP address is associated with. The system and/or method may also assign and reassign IP addresses amongst the scanners to optimize scanning speed.


Patent
Level 3 Communications | Date: 2016-11-28

Aspects of the present disclosure include systems and methods for the automatic allocation and/or provisioning of various infrastructural computing resources upon which networks, such as telecommunication networks operate. In various aspects, data identifying one or more computing resources needed to implement, support, and/or otherwise facilitate the execution and/or development of a particular computing process, application, software, process, and/or service may be received via one or more interfaces, such as a graphical user-interface (GUI). The data may be processed to automatically provision the require resource.


Patent
Level 3 Communications | Date: 2016-11-04

Embodiments are disclosed that provision a cloud-based service together with a dedicated network connection to provision a cloud-based service element. In response to the request both the cloud-based service element and a dedicated network connection are provisioned. Provisioning the cloud-based service element together with the dedicated network connection enables the cloud-based service element to utilize the dedicated network connection.


Patent
Level 3 Communications | Date: 2016-05-31

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for balancing or routing a received communication on a telecommunications network among a plurality of network devices. More particularly, a load balancing unit is associated with a telecommunications network that receives communications from one or more network devices intended for transmission through that network and selects an associated component of the network to process the communication.


Systems and methods for automatic purchasing, reserving and/or provisioning of a wavelength bandwidth block are disclosed. A user may access a web page, such as an interactive web-portal, to provide bandwidth data and corresponding ordering information for reserving a particular amount of bandwidth capacity on a telecommunications network. Subsequently, the customers may access and the bandwidth blocks to increase/decrease and/or activate/deactivate portions of the reserved bandwidth capacity as needed.


An embodiment of a method includes receiving a request from a user agent to use a communication network, determining that the user agent is not recognized on the communication network, and requiring submission of location information prior to allowing the user agent to use the network. An embodiment of a system includes a recognition module configured to determine whether the communication device is recognized in response to a request to use a communication network from the communication device, a notification module configured to notify the communication device that the communication device is not recognized, wherein notification that the communication device is not recognized indicates that location information must be submitted prior to the communication device using the communication network; and a location update module configured to receive submitted location information and update the location of the communication device based on the location information.


Patent
Level 3 Communications | Date: 2016-09-12

Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for monitoring optical communications between a managed location and a remote location. In particular, an optical signal is transmitted over an optical fiber and passed-through a test device. A portion of the optical signal is filtered from the original optical signal and passed to a monitoring unit. The monitoring unit may instruct one or more switches in the test device to loop the optical signal back toward the managed location. Subsequently, testing and monitoring may be performed at the managed location. The device may provide a test output or may transmit the information to the managed location.


Implementations described and claimed herein provide a system and methods for balancing network loads across distinct provider networks. In one implementation, a virtual network representative of at least a first provider network is established having at least one interconnection point where network traffic is exchanged between the first provider network and a second provider network and having at least one provider edge port and at least one potential interconnection point. A measurement of a bandwidth between the at least one provider edge port and the at least one interconnection point is obtained. A measurement of a distance between the at least one provider edge port and a geographically closest of the at least one potential interconnection point or the at least one interconnection point is obtained. A network load indication for the first provider network as a function of the bandwidth measurement and the distance measurement is obtained.


Patent
Level 3 Communications | Date: 2016-09-09

Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for dynamically applying network functions to traffic flows based on heuristics, policy conditions and client-specified conditions. A network monitors a network traffic flow to determine whether the network traffic flow meets a first criterion of a first rule. The criterion specifies that when the first criterion is met a network function be used to analyze or process the network traffic flow. When the network traffic flow is determined to meet the first criterion, the network determines a first route through the network to a network function provider that provides the network function and configures one or more routers along the first route to forward the network traffic flow to the network function provider for analysis or processing.


Patent
Level 3 Communications | Date: 2016-09-12

Embodiments herein include methods and systems for use in delivering resources to a client device over a local network. An exemplary system comprises a plurality of caching devices operable to cache resources on behalf of a plurality of content providers, and a local caching device communicatively situated between an access network and the client device, wherein the access network is communicably situated between the plurality of caching devices and the local caching device. The local caching device is operable to retrieve a requested resource from at least one of the plurality of caching devices, deliver the requested resource to the client device over the local network, and store the requested resource for future requests by other client devices.

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