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John F. Waters

A portrait of John Waters




BSEE West Virginia University 1987

John F. (Jack) Waters is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Level 3 Communications, Inc., a Denver-based provider of a range of integrated communications services, including voice, private line, wavelengths, co-location, internet access, managed modem, data and dark fiber. In April of 2004, the company acquired the wholesale dial access business of ICG Communications, Inc., providing dial-up internet access to America Online, Earthlink, MSN, United Online and other internet service providers, and is responsible for developing the company's overall technology strategy.

He is also President of Voice Technologies and is responsible for ensuring the technical component of Level 3's Voice strategy ties into its network architecture, links with external networks, and interfaces with a wide rage of databases and applications. Prior to joining Level 3, Mr. Waters served as an executive staff member responsible for the architecture, design, and implementation of MCI and Concert's Internet Services. Additionally, he was one of the original key contributors who designed and built MCI's initial Internet service.

John Waters earned his BSEE from WVU in 1987.