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Press Release -- January 20th, 2010
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: Content Delivery, Ethernet, Exchange

Level 3 Receives 2010 Global Wholesale Best in Class Award From ATLANTIC-ACM

BROOMFIELD, Colo., January 20, 2010

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that the company has received the ATLANTIC-ACM 2010 Global Wholesale Best in Class Award for Data Value. The award recognizes Level 3's leadership in delivering data network services to meet the wholesale communications needs of global carriers. Level 3 was one of two companies to receive the award for data value in 2010.

"International wholesale carriers sent a strong message about the quality and value of the Level 3 data product portfolio," said Fedor Smith, president of ATLANTIC-ACM. "Level 3 offers the services for carriers to efficiently and effectively extend their networks around the world."

The award is based on the ATLANTIC-ACM 2010 Global Wholesale Report Card study, which compiles customer feedback via online surveys. Customers evaluate each carrier that they work with in a number of operational categories, and also rate voice and data products for both quality and price. The Data Value award is based on the combined average score for quality and price across all data products. Level 3 was recognized for a broad portfolio of data transit and transport services, including:

  • IP Transit
  • IP WAN
  • High Capacity Transport
  • Low Capacity Transport
  • Ethernet Transport

"Level 3 delivers the right combination of network infrastructure and services to support the global communications needs of the wholesale market," said Andrew Crouch, president of Wholesale Markets for Level 3. "The ATLANTIC-ACM Best in Class Award reinforces Level 3's commitment to providing global carrier customers with the data network capabilities to meet the day-to-day demands of their wholesale business."

ATLANTIC-ACM presented the Global Wholesale Best in Class awards on Jan. 20 at the Pacific Telecommunications Council conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.

About ATLANTIC-ACM
Boston-based ATLANTIC-ACM is a leading provider of strategic research and consulting services serving the telecommunications and information industries. In addition to producing the industry's principal benchmarking, sizing and opportunity studies, the company assists clients in evaluating telecommunications opportunities for successful investment, market entry and long-term planning. For more information, visit ATLANTIC-ACM's website at www.atlantic-acm.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.

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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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