El Paso is one of only eight U.S. International Communications Gateways, and offers one of the most sophisticated telecommunications networks in the country. It is also one of the top three gateways to Mexico when it comes to IP Transit.  The city’s telecommunications infrastructure includes ...

  • An interlocking system of digital networks
  • Fiber optics serving all major industrial, commercial and residential areas
  • Strategic positioning on all major fiber-optic networks
  • Satellite communications
  • Electronic switching on 100 percent of local access lines
  • Strategic communications alliances with México
  • State-of-the-art data-transmission infrastructure


A multitude of services are available to customers in the El Paso area. Among these services, besides basic dial tone, are Frame Relay, ATM, DSl, DS3, DSx, OCx, OC3, OC12, OC48, OC192, GigE, Frame Relay over DSL, Enhanced Frame Relay, IP VPN Services, IP Transit, VoIP Outbound, VoIPCoreConnect, VoIPInternational Services, Carrier Outbound, Access Direct Transport Resource Management, SONET, Self-healing Network Management, Select Video, Select Data, Network Reconfiguration, Cell Relay Services, Custom Services, ADSL, Wiring, Colocation, Analog Private Line, Wavelength, MultiConnect, MultiConnect Redirect, FrameConnect, Private IP Services, Public IP Services, (OCX)Switched and Dedicated, Enhanced Toll-Free, CPE & Managed Network Services, Local Access Options, Dedicated Internet, International Extension, Managed WAN, Video, Central Office Muxing, Native LAN (10 and 100 Mbps), Caller ID, Calling Card, and trunking services. Additional services tailored to meet specific client needs can be designed by area companies.


El Paso is part of the Level(3)T Network, which is one of the world’s newest and advanced telecommunications platforms. It is the first network to be completely optimized for advanced IP (Internet Protocol) technology, and the first to be fully and continuously upgradeable — enabling Level(3)T to continue to deploy new, superior technology as it is developed. The network is designed to evolve as technology evolves, taking advantage of the fact that a new generation of fiber becomes available every 18−24 months. The network spans 23,000 intercity route miles and delivers services to customers in major markets across the United States and Europe.


El Paso has the following service providers that offer fiber services over a substantial portion of the city:

  • AT&T Services
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Transtelco
  • TW Telecom



1. El Paso Profile and Economic Summary, 2002. Updated March 2006.
2. Jefferson, Kirk. General Manager/VP at TW Telecom (July 2009).
Updated December 2010


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