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Press Release -- February 8th, 2010
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: CDN, Content Delivery, Exchange, Video

Level 3 to Deliver CDN Services for U.S. Geological Survey

BROOMFIELD, Colo., February 08, 2010

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that the company will provide content delivery network (CDN) services for the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a bureau of the Department of the Interior. Level 3 CDN services will optimize Web site performance for and related Web sites that deliver publicly available information about natural resources and hazards, including critical updates about earthquake activity.

Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Level 3 will deliver online content caching and downloading. These services cache Web site files in numerous locations across the Level 3 network. Redundant content storage and delivery capabilities help to ensure Web site availability and performance, particularly during earthquakes and other natural hazards that drive unpredictable demand for online content, such as interactive maps and video.

“Level 3 CDN services offer government agencies a new set of tools to manage their network infrastructure and move high-demand content,” said Edward Morche, senior vice president of Federal Markets for Level 3. “Level 3 is a pioneer in the development and delivery of CDN capabilities and we are proud to put these services to use for the USGS as they communicate reliable scientific information and critical event updates to the public.”

Level 3 delivers services to USGS under the Government Services Administration [GSA] Schedule 70 contract. The Level 3 CDN serves the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia with more than 40 content caching or storage sites in 14 countries. CDN capabilities place information at the edge of networks – close to the end-user – to provide quality, on-time delivery, particularly during peak traffic and unpredictable demand.

About USGS
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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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