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Press Release -- June 29th, 2010
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet, Exchange, Expansion, Video

Level 3 to Provide Network Support for MLB.com Media Archive

Level 3 to Provide High-Speed Internet, Colocation Services for MLB.com

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jun 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that it has been selected by MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, to deliver high-speed IP and colocation to support its network, media archive, as well as live and on-demand streaming capabilities.

The new services are an expansion of Level 3's relationship with MLB.com, which started with the delivery of Vyvx video backhaul services for live-game streaming. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Level 3 will provide the following services:

  • High-speed IP: Level 3's high-speed IP, designed to seamlessly meet the demands of the largest consumers of bandwidth, will give MLB.com Internet access via two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports at Level 3's edge servers.
  • Colocation suite: Level 3 will provide state-of-the-art secure hosting for MLB.com's network infrastructure and media library, giving the organization direct access to Level 3's international network.

"As a leader in providing live interactive sports content, MLB.com has considerable bandwidth and access needs," said Peter Neill, senior vice president of Content Markets for Level 3. "The reach of the Level 3 network and the reliability of our colocation facilities meant we were able to provide a scalable solution that met their current demand while ensuring flexibility to meet increased demand in the future."

"This was an extraordinarily complex undertaking, and we were truly impressed with Level 3's flexible, consultative approach," said Joe Choti, chief technology officer of MLB.com. "Level 3 rose to the challenges surrounding this project to quickly and efficiently deliver solutions for a mission-critical application that will help MLB.com provide the expansive Web and interactive content our fans want."

Click here for more information about Level 3's high-speed IP. For more information on Level 3 Colocation facilities, 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.

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications and the Level 3 Communications Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Level 3 services are provided by wholly owned subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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.

SOURCE: Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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