|Founded||July 4, 1996Bellevue, Washingtonin|
|Primarily the United States, South America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Oceania|
|Products||VoIP services, Network Services, Hosted Services, Carrier / Wholesale|
XO Communications, LLC (previously Nextlink Communications, Concentric Network Corporation and Allegiance Telecom, Inc.) is a telecommunications company owned by Verizon Communications. XO provides managed and converged Internet Protocol (IP) network services for small and medium-sized enterprises. XO delivers services through a mix of fiber-based Ethernet and Ethernet over Copper (EoC). In addition, the company has external network-to-network interface (E-NNI) agreements with traditional carriers and cable companies.
Acquisition by Verizon Communications
In a news release dated February 22, 2016, Verizon announced plans to acquire XO Communications' "fiber-optic network business." A combined Verizon-XO offering is expected to be offered in June 2017 by a business unit for small businesses and government markets.[needs update]
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