XO Communications

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XO Communications, LLC
  • Nextlink Communications
  • Concentric Network Corporation
  • Allegiance Telecom, Inc.
FoundedJuly 4, 1996; 26 years ago (1996-07-04) in Bellevue, Washington
FateAbsorbed by Verizon
SuccessorVerizon Communications
Areas served
Primarily the United States, South America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Oceania
Key people
  • Chris Ancell, CEO
  • Amador Lucero, COO
ProductsVoIP services, Network Services, Hosted Services, Carrier / Wholesale

XO Communications, LLC (previously Nextlink Communications, Concentric Network Corporation and Allegiance Telecom, Inc.) was an American telecommunications company. Before being purchased by and later absorbed by Verizon Communications. XO provided managed and converged Internet Protocol (IP) network services for small and medium-sized enterprises.[1] XO delivered services through a mix of fiber-based Ethernet and Ethernet over Copper (EoC).[2] In addition, the company had external network-to-network interface (E-NNI) agreements with traditional carriers and cable companies.[2]

Acquisition by Verizon Communications[edit]

In a news release dated February 22, 2016, Verizon announced plans to acquire XO Communications' "fiber-optic network business."[3][4] In 2017, Verizon completed its $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications.[5][6] As of summer 2020 all XO services have been migrated to Verizon.


  1. ^ "XO Communications, LLC". www.bloomberg.com. Bloomberg. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b Buckley, Sean. "Level 3, tw telecom, other CLECs step up to Ethernet plate". FierceTelecom. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ Bob Varettoni (22 February 2016). "Verizon continues focus on network superiority with agreement to purchase XO Communications' fiber business". Verizon Communications. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  4. ^ Gara, Antoine (22 February 2016). "Verizon To Buy XO Communications' Fiber Business For $1.8B From Billionaire Carl Icahn". Forbes. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  5. ^ February 1, Conner Forrest in Networking on; 2017; Pst, 1:11 Pm. "Verizon buys XO for $1.8B to boost its 5G wireless gigabit plans". TechRepublic. Retrieved 2020-01-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ "After delay, Verizon wraps $1.8B XO acquisition, deepening metro fiber density in 45 markets". FierceTelecom. Retrieved 2020-01-30.