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

U.S. Department of State Selects Level 3 for Internet Services

WITS 3 Contract to Support Day-to-Day Operations in the National Capital Region

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 04, 2010

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced a multi-year contract with the U.S. Department of State to provide metro network services. Level 3 will deliver services under the Washington Interagency Telecommunications Services (WITS 3) contract that negotiates telecommunications services on behalf of all federal agencies operating within the National Capital Region (NCR).

Under the terms of the agreement, Level 3 will provide Internet connectivity to 17 locations within the NCR, including the State Department headquarters in Washington D.C. These services will enable high-speed data transmission and other day-to-day communications needs for the agency throughout the National Capital Region.

“Level 3 offers the right combination of metro network reach and service capabilities to support the advanced communication needs of the State Department,” said Edward Morche, senior vice president of Federal Markets for Level 3. “Under WITS 3, Level 3 is proud to deliver Internet infrastructure for our nation’s federal government agencies.”

With over 54,000 intercity and 27,000 metro route miles spanning more than 190 markets in 22 countries, Level 3 offers a comprehensive portfolio of telecommunications services, including: voice and VoIP [voice over IP], transport, data, colocation and content delivery.

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: 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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