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Press Release -- July 29th, 2010
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: Exchange, Expansion, Metro Fiber

Level 3 Increases Metro Data Center Connectivity in Dublin

Level 3 Responds to Business Demand, Adds Points-of-Presence in Irish Capital

LONDON, July 29, 2010

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:  LVLT) today announced that in response to demand from local and international businesses, it has significantly expanded its metro fiber network in the city of Dublin to link five carrier-neutral data centres, providing new services and greater access to the Level 3 Tier 1 IP backbone.

In addition to the Telecity data centre location on Kingswood Road, which was previously on-net, Level 3 will initially offer wave and IP connectivity to the Level 3 network via 10 Gigabit extensions at the following data centers in Dublin:

  • eircom, Clonshaugh, Co. Dublin
  • Interxion DUB1 data centre, Park West Business Park
  • Interxion DUB2 data centre, Park West Business Park
  • Data Electronics Services, Kilcarbery Business Park

“Telecommunications infrastructure can factor heavily into a company’s decision to locate to or stay within a given city,” said H. Paris Burstyn, senior analyst for Wholesale Telecoms at Ovum. “By aggressively expanding its connectivity in Dublin, Level 3 is positioning itself as a significant global telecoms partner in the city and adding value to Dublin’s economic development proposition.”

In addition to the five data centres presently connected directly to the Level 3 network in Dublin through this expansion, Level 3 currently expects to connect additional centres in the coming year.

“Dublin is already home to a number of major technology companies with considerable bandwidth and connectivity demands,” said James Heard, president of European Markets at Level 3. “When we looked at that demand, combined with the attractive climate in Dublin right now for international businesses, it made sense for Level 3 to substantially increase its presence in the city and offer greater access to our network.”

Level 3’s Dublin metro expansion is the latest in an effort by the company to increase its presence in its current European markets, and invest in greater connectivity and service offerings in new markets. For more information on Level 3 in Europe, click here.

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 www.Level3.com. Level 3 services are provided by wholly owned subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. © Level 3 Communications, LLC. All rights reserved.

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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