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Press Release -- March 4th, 2010
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: CDN, Content Delivery, Exchange

Level 3 Selected to Provide CDN Services for CCP Games

Level 3 to Provide Caching and Download, Origin Storage and Content Analytics

LONDON, March 04, 2010

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:  LVLT) today announced that it has been selected by CCP, a massively multiplayer online gaming (MMOG) company, to provide content delivery network (CDN) services to support the company and its game titles, including the award-winning sci-fi fantasy game Eve Online.

Under the terms of the multi-year contract, Level 3 will provide CCP with Caching and Download, Origin Storage, and Content Analytics. Level 3’s Content Analytics is a reporting component of the Level 3 Media Portal and gives CDN customers access to rich data on traffic delivery patterns and Web site audiences.

“CCP requires a network that can deliver fast, secure, high-quality file transfers to hundreds of thousands of end-users worldwide,” said Jón Hörðdal, CCP’s chief operating officer. “The agility and reliability of the Level 3 network combined with the real-time traffic and user insight of the reporting platform were driving factors in our decision to work with them.”

Founded in Reykjavik, Iceland, CCP has a number of international offices, including locations in the United States, China and the United Kingdom, and serves gaming customers all over the world. By leveraging Level 3’s IP transit network, strategically placed servers and patented CDN technology, CCP can more quickly and reliably distribute its game content to end-users, wherever they’re playing.

“As MMOGs have gained popularity, developers like CCP increasingly require a network with the reach and reliability to ensure seamless game-playing for massive global audiences and peak traffic loads,” said Peter Neill, senior vice president of Content Markets at Level 3. “Level 3’s CDN platform is optimized for those kinds of large file downloads, providing CCP customers with faster game patches and updates.”

For more information on Level 3’s CDN and gaming services, please visit

To learn more about CCP, visit

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

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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