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Press Release -- June 18th, 2010
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: Colocation, Exchange, Expansion

Level 3 Lands SeLoger.com Online Real Estate Sites

French Company Selects Level 3 for High-Speed IP Services

LONDON, Jun 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced it will now provide high-speed IP (HSIP) services for leading Paris-based online real estate service SeLoger.com Group, including all four of the company's websites.

Since 1992, SeLoger has connected French real estate agents and sellers with prospective buyers. Today, the company operates France's most extensive website for classified real estate ads and has diversified its business to include a number of related sister sites that provide services for new and prospective buyers, including immostreet.com, bellesdemeures.com and agorabiz.com.

Level 3 will support all of these sites with HSIP services via two gigabit-per-second ports. These services will be delivered via the Equinix data center and Level 3's new point-of-presence (PoP) in Iliad Entreprises' Vitry colocation facility.

"Our business has grown tremendously over the past few years, and with it our bandwidth demand has increased," said Jean-Michel Berthelier, IT Department Director SeLoger.com. "With their extensive international footprint and high level of network scalability, Level 3 was the ideal provider to support our current bandwidth demands as well as our plans for expansion into new markets."

As a Tier 1 Internet provider, Level 3's HSIP services are designed to meet the demand of the Internet's largest bandwidth consumers. The Level 3 backbone across Europe and North America supports a high percentage of on-net traffic, meaning when traffic originates on the Level 3 network, it makes fewer "hops" before arriving at most Internet destinations. The network also supports an extensive customer peering network to allow customer Internet traffic to efficiently travel to virtually any destination across the Internet.

"For SeLoger.com, whose business is driven primarily by its Internet presence, network performance becomes that much more critical to a positive customer experience and the success of the business overall," said James Heard, president of European Markets. "Level 3 offers an attractive value proposition for European businesses like this since we offer Tier 1 international connectivity, low on-net latency and a highly fault-tolerant network, combined with a local presence at the Iliad collocation facility."

For more information on Level 3's European services, please click 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 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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