The Broomfield, Colo., phone service wholesaler was one of five telcos chosen by the U.S. General Services Administration to be eligible for some $20 billion in federal IT networking contracts.
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The project, called Networx Enterprise, hopes to "transform the current federal telecommunications system to a modern, secure, worldwide IP and MPLS-based network compliant with Internet Protocol version 6," according to the GSA. In other words, the five contractors will vie for slots on major computer network upgrades within federal agencies.Level 3 shares were down 2 cents to $5.89 in midday trading Thursday.