GNAX Extends Direct Connection to Healthcare IT Ecosystem with Level 3

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Level 3 extended its network infrastructure in Georgia with the construction of a full network point of presence and fiber node at Global Net Access's (GNAX) AtlantaNAP Data Center, the main healthcare IT hub in Georgia.

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Once you are connected into this HIT ecosystem from a network perspective, you have direct access to a multitude of healthcare technology services.

GNAX extended its ability to offer healthcare providers direct connection to its Healthcare IT Ecosystem through Level 3 Communications, Inc. Level 3 extended its network infrastructure in Georgia with the construction of a full network point of presence and fiber node at Global Net Access's (GNAX) AtlantaNAP Data Center, the main healthcare IT hub in Georgia. GNAX hosts a range of healthcare customers, including two of Georgia's largest hospital systems.

GNAX/AtlantaNAP is one of the largest healthcare data centers in Georgia, recently announcing a health information exchange (HIE) that is free all healthcare providers. Additionally, the direct connection to Level 3's advanced IP network offers a majority of Georgia healthcare providers access to regional, scalable solutions capable of meeting the increasing industry need for more efficient communications services.

"Our customers demand network access and solutions that are capable of meeting their ever-rising need for swift and secure data redundancy," said Jeff Hinkle, President and Chief Operating Officer for GNAX. "Directly connecting our facility to Level 3's network brings innovative ways to allow customers to access our HIT Ecosystem efficiently and cost effectively, and underscores our dedication to offering our customers the best solutions possible for network access and advanced communications services."

“The key is to get connected first,” continued Mr. Hinkle. “Once you are connected into this ecosystem from a network perspective, you have direct access to a multitude of healthcare technology services, not only from GNAX but from our partners and other healthcare technology providers who we service in our data center as well.”

According to the June 2010 Cisco, Visual Networking Index, recent industry estimates show that healthcare data is more than quadrupling every two years, and Level 3's high-capacity backbone network and targeted services are well-equipped to manage this increasingly dramatic rise. Level 3 offers a variety of network solutions designed to meet the growing communications needs of the healthcare industry, including strategic planning for future network requirements, managed and efficient storage solutions, disaster recovery capabilities, and optimized network planning to improve organizational efficiencies.

"Atlanta is an important market for Level 3, and building direct access into the AtlantaNAP Data Center demonstrates our commitment to providing first-rate solutions to the healthcare industry, while serving Atlanta businesses, universities and communities on a local level," said Allan English, Level 3's general manager for Georgia. "We are delighted that AtlantaNAP customers will be able to improve their information access and security using the direct connection to our Tier 1 network and robust service portfolio."

Level 3 leverages its extensive fiber-optic network, metro assets and a locally focused sales and sales support organization to deliver world-class services to enterprise customers and service providers throughout the United States.

The AtlantaNAP data center is located at 1100 White St. SW Atlanta, GA 30310.

About GNAX:
Global Net Access (GNAX) is a leading healthcare technology infrastructure service provider offering hospitals, clinics, physicians, pharmacies, labs and many other healthcare organizations HIE solutions, mission-critical datacenter colocation, managed hosting, storage and backup, as well as enterprise level VMware based cloud computing services. GNAX’s cloud solutions deliver secure, scalable and self-service public and private cloud solutions that reduce expenses, improve application performance and increase organization agility. GNAX’s 70,000 square feet mission-critical datacenter in Atlanta is SAS 70 Type II-certified with Tier-4 power and serves as its home base with an additional strategic facility located in Dallas, Texas. Learn more at

About Level 3 Communications:
Level 3 Communications, Inc. is a leading international provider of fiber-based communications services. Enterprise, content, wholesale and government customers rely on Level 3 to deliver services with an industry-leading combination of scalability and value over an end-to-end fiber network. Level 3 offers a portfolio of metro and long-haul services, including transport, data, Internet, content delivery and voice. For more information, visit

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Forward-Looking Statement:
Some of the statements made in this press release are forward looking in nature. These statements are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. The most important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the current uncertainty in the global financial markets and the global economy; disruptions in the financial markets that could affect Level 3's ability to obtain additional financing; as well as the company's ability to: increase and maintain the volume of traffic on the network; successfully integrate acquisitions; develop effective business support systems; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes that lead to further competition; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; and meet all of the terms and conditions of debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


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