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Level 3 owns and operates a global Tier-1 network and - logically - their CDN runs on top of it. Level 3 CDN has POPs on all continents and their product focus is on video and large object delivery. Level 3 CDN is part of the Google Cloud CDN Interconnect.
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View the table below for more insight into the products Level 3 supports.
Hover over/touch the product to view a short description.

  • Available/supported = Yes
  • Partially = Sort of/partially
  • Not available/supported = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Not available/supported
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Video Delivery
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Video Delivery
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported


Level 3 has a relatively high number of POPs across the globe, including in several Latin America countries, South Africa, Middle East and Asia
Level 3 network map

Click the country flag icon to navigate to a page showing all CDNs with 1+ POP in that country.

Region POPs Locations
North America 30 Atlanta - Boston - Chicago - Cincinnati - Cleveland - Dallas - Denver - Fargo - Herndon - Houston - Lanham - McLean - Miami - Minneapolis - Newark - New York - Orlando - Philadelphia - Phoenix - Pittsburgh - Raleigh - San Francisco - San Jose - Seattle - Sioux Falls - St. Louis - Tustin - Washington D.C.
Montreal - Toronto
Latin America 9 Buenos Aires
Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo
Bogota - Medellin
Mexico City
Europe 38 Vienna
Berlin - Dusseldorf - Frankfurt - Hamburg - Munich
Barcelona - Madrid - Valencia
Marseille - Paris
Aberdeen - Birmingham - Glasgow - Hayes - Leeds - London - Milton Keynes - Slough - Woking
Belfast - Dublin
Russia & CIS 4 Moscow - Novosibirsk - Omsk - Yekaterinburg
Asia, excl China 8 Hong Kong
Kuala Lumpur
China 0
Oceania 1 Sydney
Middle-East 5 Dubai - Fujairah
Africa 4 Cape Town - Johannesburg


Level 3 provides custom pricing packages based on specific customer needs. You can receive a tailor made quote by contacting their sales team.
Level 3 pricing

Pricing & contract duration
Minimum contract term 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown


View the tables below for more insight into the features Level 3 supports.
Hover over/touch the feature name to view a short description.

  • Available/supported = Yes
  • Partially = Sort of/partially
  • Not available/supported = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Unknown
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s):// Not available/supported No global Anycast
HTTP/2 Not available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Partially
Cache control - client caching Partially
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Unknown
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Available/supported
Log files Available/supported
tooltip Logs are 24h delayed
API Partially Purge, analytics, configuration (but limited)
HTTPS & Content Protection
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like Not available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs
Token authentication Extra costs
Geo blocking Extra costs
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Unknown
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Unknown
IP white/blacklisting Unknown


Customer support
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support