Level 3 Adds Wireless Backup Option

Broomfield, Colorado-based communications provider Level 3 said today that it has added a new, wireless backup option for its business customers. Level 3 said that the wireless backup service provides an alternative to traditional, IP network backup, as a way to offer redundancy to its customers. The firm said the option gives an "economical solution" to the costs of purchasing diverse network paths. Pricing on the new options were not disclosed. Businesses often require redundant, physically separate networks to protect against network and equipment failures, such as carrier who are using the same fiber links and have a fiber cut.