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Press Release -- January 26th, 2010
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: CDN, Content Delivery, Exchange

Level 3 Launches New Content Delivery Partner Program

New Program Designed to Expand Presence of Level 3’s Services in Content Markets

BROOMFIELD, Colo., January 26, 2010

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced the launch of its new Content Delivery Partner (CDP) program aimed at strengthening and expanding the reach, visibility and value of the company’s international portfolio of broadcast and content delivery services.

Level 3’s CDP program will advance the company’s content delivery strategy by allowing direct resellers, value-added resellers (VARs) and solutions partners (such as developers of online media players) to leverage the Level 3 CDN and Vyvx® broadcast platforms to enable an outstanding experience for online and broadcast end-users. Level 3 will work closely with partner companies to customize value-added solutions that better enable services that link content creators with content consumers.

“Microsoft is pleased to be an inaugural member of Level 3’s new Content Delivery Partner program,” said Steve Sklepowich, director for Silverlight at Microsoft Corp. “Level 3 has proven to be a leader in online content delivery, and Microsoft looks forward to working together to provide customers with the highest quality interactive experiences with Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming.”

Leveraging the capabilities of the Level 3 network, the company offers a full suite of CDN and broadcast-delivery technologies. As a result, Level 3 is positioned to provide true end-to-end solutions that enable content delivery from “creation to consumption” while allowing CDP participants to take full advantage of Level 3’s significant capabilities.

At the launch of the program, CDP participants include companies such as Adobe, Cisco Systems, Gomez, Inlet Technologies, Microsoft, Multicast Media, Quova, Savvis, and several others.

“This new program will certainly enhance the reach and scope of Level 3’s content delivery value proposition in an intensely competitive marketplace,” said Melanie Posey, research director, Hosting and Telecom markets at IDC. “The CDP program demonstrates Level 3’s commitment to being the ‘go-to’ provider for online digital media solutions.”

“Our new partner program will enable further awareness of our unique suite of content delivery services and represents our continued commitment to the digital media arena,” said Peter Neill, senior vice president of the Content Markets group at Level 3. “By expanding the reach of our service capabilities, Level 3, our business partners and the end users all stand to benefit.”

More information about the Level 3 CDP program can be obtained at or from

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

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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: successfully integrate acquisitions; increase the volume of traffic on the network; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; develop effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; 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.

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