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Press Release -- March 9th, 2010
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: Content Delivery, Exchange

Level 3 Named European Service Provider of the Year

Level 3 Wins Solutions Provider Award at European IT Excellence Awards 2010

LONDON, March 09, 2010

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:  LVLT) is pleased to announce IT Europa has awarded Level 3 with the European Service Provider of the Year award at the European IT Excellence Awards 2010, the first pan–European awards event for IT and Telecoms channels. The awards were presented recently at a celebration at The Tower Hotel in London.

According to IT Europa, a leading European IT publisher and market intelligence organization, the European IT Excellence Awards are the first pan–European awards which recognise the crucial role that Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Solution Providers play in the delivery of real world solutions.

"We're honoured to receive this award. I believe it's a testament to Level 3's continued commitment to delivering quality telecommunications solutions and superior service as well as the strength of our European Partner Programme," said James Heard, president of European Markets at Level 3. "We're looking forward to deepening that commitment and expanding our European presence in the coming year."

The European IT Excellence Awards were divided into two categories: ISVs and Solution Providers. Winners were selected by an independent panel of consultants and editors. Level 3 was awarded the European Service Provider of the Year in the Solutions Providers category for the success of the Level 3 European Partner Programme.

"This was a highly–competitive category that focused on dedication to customer service, execution of services and competitive business offerings – all criterion in which Level 3 proved successful," said Alan Norman, managing director of IT Europa said. "We congratulate all the winners and wish them every success in the year ahead."

Level 3's European business spans 20 countries across Europe and offers a broad portfolio of metro and long–haul services, including transport, data, voice, Internet, content and media delivery. This pan–European connection, combined with the company's transatlantic solution and deep North American network allow Level 3 to provide customers worldwide with seamless end–to–end solutions.

Learn more about Level 3's European capabilities.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) 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.

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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