COSTA MESA, Calif. — Costa Mesa-based BandCon, the leading peering network provider for large content sites, today announced that Todd Braning has joined the company as Vice President of Peering and Backbone operations. Braning is responsible for the company’s peering and backbone services and operations.

Braning joins BandCon from global communications firm Level (3) Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT), where he was Director of Peering. Under his leadership, his unit guided Level (3) to a 100% settlement free peering. Earlier at Level (3), Braning served for five years on the backbone deployment team, during which time he participated in the roll out of their global backbone.

“Todd’s depth and understanding of peering combined with backbone operational expertise make him invaluable to BandCon as we accelerate our network expansion.” commented Ari Benowitz, CEO BandCon. “A proven leader within the peering space and thorough understanding of how large IP networks function, Todd is a perfect fit for this key role. I am delighted to welcome him to our leadership team.”

Braning commented that he was impressed by BandCon’s initiative to help the new and exciting web 2.0 space more effectively deliver its content. “I am extremely enthusiastic about joining BandCon during this period of growth, both for the company and the internet content space,” he said. “I look forward to augmenting the company’s network and product set. BandCon’s emphasis on bringing together all of the network pieces into a single Content Delivery System creates an ideal environment for realizing the company’s tremendous potential.”

About BandCon
BandCon is the network provider for large content Web sites, providing the most flexible and scalable complete network solutions for IP transit, transport, colocation, CDN and peering. BandCon’s ‘Content Delivery System’ is specifically designed to provide delivery mechanisms that coincide with sites immediate and ever changing needs.

As a site matures the delivery methods will vary between transit, CDN, transport and peering. BandCon synergizes these methods into a cohesive group of products maximizing economics and performance. BandCon provides its Content Delivery System for MySpace, Internap, Revver, Vonage, Nine Systems and Skype.

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