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Press Release -- January 18th, 2010
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: Content Delivery, Exchange, Submarine Cable, Video

Level 3 to Deliver High-Speed Internet Services for PLDT

AAG Submarine Cable Connectivity Extends Pan-Asian Network

BROOMFIELD, Colo., January 18, 2010

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced an agreement with the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). Under the terms of the agreement, PLDT will use Level 3's landing station connectivity at the Asia America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable system – a key communications link between the two continents. Level 3's services provide a diverse and scalable extension of the PLDT pan-Asian network to carry voice, data and video traffic in the United States.

"As broadband and wireless communications continue to grow, PLDT faces increasing demands for network connectivity and performance," said Genaro C. Sanchez, vice president of International Network Operations for PLDT. "Level 3 offers the global network connectivity and scalability to ensure that we continue to meet our goal of greater efficiency, cost savings and innovation – today and in the years to come."

Cable landing station connectivity provides a critical component of the global network architecture for international carriers. The Level 3 network offers multiple options for cable landing station connectivity that enable cost-effective and reliable transmission of subsea cable traffic.

"In an increasingly connected world, Level 3 provides reliable network infrastructure and services for global carriers to extend their networks around the world," said Andrew Crouch, president of Wholesale Markets for Level 3. "Level 3 is proud to support PLDT as they continue to transform their next generation network and set new standards for global communications."

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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