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Press Release -- March 30th, 2010
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: CDN, Content Delivery, Exchange, Expansion

Level 3 Expands Content Delivery Partner Programme in Europe

Programme Enhances Level 3 Content Markets Service Portfolio in Europe

LONDON, March 30, 2010

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced the European expansion of its Content Delivery Partner programme (CDP), aimed at strengthening the company’s reach and presence in European markets and providing a more comprehensive portfolio of broadcast and content delivery services globally.

As members of the programme, Direct Partners, Premier and Master Resellers, Enabled Service Providers and Alliance Partners (such as developers of online media players) are able to leverage the Level 3 content delivery network (CDN) and Vyvx broadcast platforms to provide superior solutions for online and broadcast end-users.

“As a Master Reseller, NWIX has been impressed by the commitment Level 3 has demonstrated to equipping its partners with the best tools possible – from access to industry research to cobranded marketing materials to the Online Partner Training program – in order to ensure a more successful and lasting business relationship,” said John Reidd with NWIX, a networking solutions provider and Level 3 European CDP programme partner. “We look forward to continuing our work with Level 3 to deliver quality online services to businesses in the UK and Europe.”

As part of Level 3’s overarching CDP programme, the European arm is likewise designed to help generate new revenue streams for the company and its business partners by enabling better end-to-end solutions, customized service offerings, and opening up access to new or unaddressed markets in Europe and North America.

“These partnerships effectively expand and deepen the Level 3 footprint in the European market,” said James Heard, president of European Markets at Level 3. “The European programme fosters greater awareness of our suite of content delivery services and represents our continued commitment to the digital media arena.”

More than 15 companies have signed on to be part of the European CDP programme, including partners from the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands. Current programme participants include NWIX, TwoFour Digital, Tibus, CDN Technologies, Ikuna, Host Europe, Tibus and TRiMM.

More information about the Level 3 European CDP programme can be obtained here.

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

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.

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