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Press Release -- June 22nd, 2010
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: Content Delivery, Exchange

Springs Hosting Turns to Level 3 for Data Services

Level 3 to Provide Backbone Services to Managed Hosting Company

BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 22, 2010

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:  LVLT) today announced that it has been selected to deliver additional data transport services to Springs Hosting, a Colorado Springs, Colo.-based provider of managed hosting services.

Level 3 will provide Springs Hosting with additional dedicated high-bandwidth data transport connections between Springs Hosting’s data center in Colorado Springs and the Level 3 gateway in Denver. Level 3’s network will offer a secure path for Springs Hosting’s customers to connect from the company’s data center to any of a number of communications backbones.

“Quite simply, we have been using Level 3 for years now. They provide a cost-effective network solution that scales quickly as our business grows and delivers exactly what we need,” said Jeremy Keefe of Springs Hosting. “I’m pleased to see Level 3’s increased local presence here in Colorado Springs because it gives businesses like ours reliable solutions for communications services.”

“Delivering solutions that take advantage of the reach, flexibility and efficiency of our network represents the core of Level 3’s value proposition,” said Doug Bell, Level 3’s general manager for Colorado. “And we pride ourselves on combining our extensive fiber footprint with a local customer support team to deliver an unmatched customer experience.”

Level 3’s Business Markets Group leverages the power of the company’s extensive fiber-optic network, metro assets, and a 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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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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