Inaugural 'Content Networking Forum' Draws Internet Service Providers to Los Angeles

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Event Co-Hosted by BandCon and Level 3 Communications

COSTA MESA, Calif. - June 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Wholesale network infrastructure provider BandCon and Level 3 Communications have announced plans for the first annual Content Networking Forum at Cafe Pinot in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 13, 2007. The three-hour event will provide a platform for providers in the content networking space to interact directly with industry experts to address broad industry and regional issues.

(c) Send2PressIn addition to BandCon participation, the forum will feature a panel of industry experts from Level 3 Communications, Equinix, Panther Express and Peak Web Consulting. These experts will discuss industry trends, risks and strategies for profiting when implementing services such as content delivery networking, metro connectivity, colocation and peering.

The panel will address topics such as:

    * How a content provider can effectively and efficiently scale their network
    * Basic models for distributing traffic via the Internet
    * Networking strategies for improving performance and lowering costs associated with content distribution
"This event provides an excellent opportunity for content providers, systems engineers, technology specialists and network administrators in Los Angeles to discuss (challenges associated with and) high-level strategy tied to connectivity within the L.A. area and moving traffic across the globe," said Todd Braning, Vice President of Network Services for BandCon, who will lead the panel discussion.

The event is expected to draw more than 40 Web-related companies. Registered attendees range from the largest content delivery network provider and the largest colocation provider to leading video content sites and hot new social networking sites.

To register for this event, use the following link:

About BandCon
BandCon is the content delivery network provider for large Internet-based content owners. The firm specializes in developing custom network solutions for IP transit, transport, content delivery networking (CDN), peering, collocation/power, and managed services that are unmatched in terms of flexibility and scalability.

BandCon's 10 Gbps backbone provides rich content delivery capability throughout North America. The firm's signature Content Delivery System enables BandCon to deliver a full suite of services to customers at any stage of the growth cycle, from startup through maturity. Customers include MySpace, Internap, Revver, Vonage, Nine Systems and Skype. The company's Web address is

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT), an international communications company, operates one of the largest Internet backbones in the world. Through its customers, Level 3 is the primary provider of Internet connectivity for millions of broadband subscribers.

The company provides a comprehensive suite of services over its broadband fiber optic network including Internet Protocol (IP) services, broadband transport and infrastructure services, colocation services, voice services and voice over IP services. These services provide building blocks that enable Level 3's customers to meet their growing demands for advanced communications solutions. The company's Web address is

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