Level 3 Communications has signed an agreement with 52Eighty, a wireless tower infrastructure company, to develop 200 new wireless tower access sites near Level 3’s strategic Extended On-Net (EON) sites. The new sites, which will be located in rural, suburban and metropolitan markets, will provide wireless operators with key access points to expand geographic service capabilities, optimize network performance and leverage Level 3’s portfolio of advanced network services.
The 200 new wireless tower access sites will be built on or near strategically selected Level 3 EON locations. Under the terms of the agreement, Level 3 will grant 52Eighty access rights to develop the new tower sites near its facilities within a two-year period, while Level 3 will deploy the necessary optical transport equipment at the sites. Additionally, 52Eighty will cover the cost of the tower construction, and Level 3 will enable transport services to and from the compound structure.