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Press Release -- July 29th, 2010
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet, Exchange, Private Line

Level 3 to Provide Transport and High-Speed IP Services to Experior Networks

New Services Enable Experior to Offer Metro-Area Services to Rural Communities

BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 29, 2010

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Experior Networks, a communications and networking solutions company, to provide Experior with transport and high-speed Internet protocol (HSIP) services for rural enterprises, public institutions, broadcasters and service providers in Mohave County, Ariz.

Under the terms of the five-year agreement, Level 3 will provide Experior with Ethernet Wave Service, Ethernet Private Line (EPL), HSIP, and colocation services. The combination of these services and Level 3’s advanced long-haul network will enable Experior to provide high-quality Internet service to rural enterprise customers.

“High-quality global communications services are crucial to modern-day businesses, and those services are expanding the potential marketplace influence for rural enterprises, breaking down traditional geographic barriers,” said Chris Henshaw, CEO of Experior. “Working with Level 3 enables us to provide even our most remote customers access to a premium network and an efficient way for rural enterprises to remain competitive in a global marketplace.”

Measured by Renesys Corporation in June 2010 as one of the world’s largest IP transit networks, Level 3 provides customers with an expansive reach and efficient delivery of network traffic. Level 3’s extensive network backbone offers the scalability necessary to adapt to enterprises’ expanding needs for telecommunications services.

“Level 3 offers enterprises innovative services over an expansive, scalable, and efficient IP backbone,” said Jeff Tench, president of Business Markets for Level 3. “We are delighted to work with Experior to enable their rural enterprise customers to benefit from the high-quality, global connectivity our network provides.”

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. (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

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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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