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Press Release -- September 20th, 2010
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: Exchange, Video, VoIP

IP5280 Adds Level 3 Local Voice and Voice Termination Services to Network

Level 3's Wholesale Voice Network, Coupled with IP5280's VoIP Applications, Adds Businesses Value and Quality

DENVER and BROOMFIELD, Colo., September 20, 2010

IP5280 Communications and Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that they have signed an agreement in which Level 3 will supply wholesale voice solutions, including Local Inbound and Voice Termination to IP5280’s industry-leading line-up of VoIP and unified communication services. The agreement will enable IP5280 to offer the combined voice service to businesses nationwide.

“As our business customers begin to rely more heavily on sophisticated IP applications such as voice and video over IP, it is crucial for us to leverage a network that delivers the global reach and enterprise quality necessary to meet their current and future requirements,” said John Scarborough, co-founder and managing partner of IP5280. “Level 3 has a robust suite of services, a proven track record and an international footprint that make them the obvious choice for wholesale services.”

For businesses interested in taking advantage of the cost and technology benefits of IP services, IP5280 offers a portfolio of advanced Voice over IP services including high-definition voice, unified communications, CRM integration and multi-point video conferencing.

Level 3’s voice solutions provide customers with an attractive cost-structure without sacrificing quality. Level 3’s global IP network carries nearly eight billion minutes of voice traffic per month and more than 80 million calls every day.

“Level 3’s network offers one of the largest voice footprints in the industry, enabling our carrier customers to capitalize on our expansive reach and the efficiency of one of the newest and most advanced IP backbones,” said Andrew Crouch, president of Sales for Level 3. “Our agreement with IP5280 demonstrates our ability to empower carriers to stay competitive with next-generation voice solutions.”

For more information on Level 3’s advanced network and service offerings, visit www.level3.com.

About IP5280 Communications
IP5280 Communications is a next-generation global unified IP communication provider specializing in VoIP and converged IP voice, video and data services for business customers. Trusted by thousands of business enterprise users, communication agents, partners and wholesalers of IP managed services throughout the world, IP5280 offers carrier-class communications for businesses large and small, with significant savings over traditional phone company business services.  Selected by ColoradoBiz magazine as one of top 2 Best Companies to Work For in Colorado, and proudly ranked by the magazine as a part of the elite Colorado TOP250 Private Companies in Colorado, IP5280 Communications provides businesses the most advanced IP solutions to meet a variety of IP networking needs. See more at http://www.ip5280.com.

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.

Contact Information
Media: Investors:
Monica Martinez for Level 3 Mark Stoutenberg
720-888-3991 720-888-2518
Claire Mylott for IP5280
Four Corners Communications
303-455-0933
claire.mylott@fourcornerscomm.com

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