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Press Release -- June 2nd, 2010
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: Content Delivery, Ethernet, Exchange

Level 3 to Deliver Gigabit Ethernet Services to Baltimore Technology Park

Greater Baltimore Region Data Center to Connect to Level 3 Fiber-Optic Backbone

BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 02, 2010

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:  LVLT) today announced that it has been selected to deliver high-speed Ethernet services to Baltimore Technology Park (BTP), a highly redundant data center facility in downtown Baltimore that enables large and small enterprises to achieve a scalable network presence in a secured facility.

Level 3’s connection will allow BTP to deliver network connectivity of up to 1 Gigabit per second to its customers, with the potential to upgrade that capacity as its business needs dictate.

“Businesses throughout Baltimore and the greater Washington, D.C., area turn to Baltimore Technology Park for mission-critical data center services,” said Jim Weller, president of BTP. “To provide our customers with the best, most reliable and fastest connectivity possible, we work with top-notch carriers like Level 3 to provide comprehensive communications solutions. Level 3’s extensive metro footprint in the area, coupled with their locally focused support team, is an appealing combination for us.”

“Level 3 prides itself on providing reliable, secure, scalable services and we are building trust with customers by delivering world-class customer service,” said William Ganey, Level 3’s general manager for Washington, D.C. “Additionally, our local marketplace knowledge and on-the-ground sales and sales support team have proven to be a key differentiator with mid-market enterprises.”

Level 3’s Business Markets Group leverages the power of the company’s extensive fiber-optic network, metro assets, and locally focused sales and sales support organization to deliver world-class services to enterprise customers and service providers throughout the United States.

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

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About Baltimore Technology Park (BTP)
BTP is a 30,000-square-foot, purpose-built facility that provides the highest level of security and redundancy for businesses of all types and sizes who require reliable data center services. BTP’s corporate headquarters are located at 1401 Russell Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. For more information, send email to, call 1-877-293-5615 or 410-500-4050, or visit us on the Web at

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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