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Press Release -- February 1st, 2011
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: CDN, Content Delivery, Exchange

Level 3 CDN Services to Enhance FBI’s Primary Website Performance, Effectiveness

FBI.gov to Offer More Content Capacity and Better Website Performance for Visitors

BROOMFIELD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that it was selected by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), through its prime contract holder Human Touch, to provide content delivery network (CDN) services to improve the performance of the FBI’s primary website, www.fbi.gov. Level 3’s services will also increase the FBI’s ability to refresh content more quickly, improve traffic monitoring, and enhance security while reducing associated costs.

In support of the FBI’s most comprehensive revamp of its website since its launch, Level 3 will deliver caching services for the site, local homepages for the department’s 56 field offices across the country as well as its site for citizens to report suspected terrorism or criminal activity, https://tips.fbi.gov/. As a result, the FBI will offer a better user experience to its visitors.

“The public looks to the FBI’s website for timely, important information, which is why it is critical for the website to be fast and easy to navigate, easy to manage, and cost-effective — and that’s exactly what we delivered,” said Edward Morche, senior vice president of Federal Markets for Level 3. “Beyond enhancing their website performance while reducing their costs, we’ve also given the FBI the exceptionally high level of responsiveness they wanted.”

Level 3’s CDN is designed to help customers control quality from creation to consumption. The company’s CDN combines the advantages of an industry-leading Internet backbone with a sophisticated, proven content delivery platform. This combination connects customers to high-performance, highly scalable services and simplifies delivery. And with one of the world’s largest IP networks, Level 3 is focused on providing an optimal path to connect content to end users.

For more information on Level 3’s advanced network and service offerings, visit www.level3.com.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) is a leading international provider of fiber-based communications services. Enterprise, content, wholesale and government customers rely on Level 3 to deliver services with an industry-leading combination of scalability and value over an end-to-end fiber network. Level 3 offers a portfolio of metro and long-haul services, including transport, data, Internet, content delivery and voice. For more information, visit www.Level3.com.

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications, the Level 3 Communications Logo and From Creation to Consumption are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Level 3 services are provided by wholly owned subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statement

Some of the statements made in this press release are forward looking in nature. These statements are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. These forward looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3’s control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. The most important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the current uncertainty in the global financial markets and the global economy; disruptions in the financial markets that could affect Level 3’s ability to obtain additional financing; as well as the company’s ability to: increase and maintain the volume of traffic on the network; successfully integrate acquisitions; develop effective business support systems; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes that lead to further competition; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; and meet all of the terms and conditions of debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Level 3 Communications, Inc.
Media:
Monica Martinez, 720-888-3991
Monica.Martinez@Level3.com
or
Investors:
Mark Stoutenberg, 720-888-2518
Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

Source: Level 3 Communications



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