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Level 3 is Revamping Their Partner Program, Replacing Global Crossing Partner Program, and Canceling 5% of Current Partners

Do you resell bandwidth as part of your suite of services? You might be interested to know that Level 3 announced yesterday that they will be launching a new, tiered partner program. This will replace the legacy Partner program in place at Global Crossing, 16 months after their acquisition by Level 3.

Commission rates will be changing. Most VARs have yet to see new contracts, however the tiered structure of the new program could spell lower commissions for smaller integrators, or VARs who simply do not prioritize Level 3 within their book of business at this time.

Michael Jerich, Channel Chief with Level 3, has stated he expects the changes in program structure to result in 5% of their current partners having their partner status canceled as a result of minimum sales requirements.