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Press Release -- September 29th, 2010
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: Colocation, Exchange, VoIP

Level 3 to Provide Direct Internet Access and Colocation to VoiceOnyx

New Agreement Will Enable VoiceOnyx to Expand Service Capacity and Incorporate Disaster Recovery Solutions

BROOMFIELD, Colo., September 29, 2010 – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Business First Solutions, doing business as VoiceOnyx, a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) business phone company based in Orlando, Fla., to provide direct Internet access (DIA) and colocation services.

VoiceOnyx provides business phone service for small- to medium-sized businesses throughout Florida. The services provided by Level 3 will allow VoiceOnyx to better serve its customers through greater bandwidth capacity. In addition, the services will enable the company to integrate business continuity planning and disaster recovery solutions for its customers.

“We are excited to work with Level 3 and we look forward to a relationship that will support our growth and allow us to continue providing businesses the highest level of service and quality,” said Jonathon Warren, president and chief technology officer for VoiceOnyx. “Working with Level 3 evens the playing field between us and the other big players.”

“Enterprises are dependent on efficient and reliable communications services to achieve their critical business objectives,” said Andrew Crouch, president of Sales for Level 3. “Working with VoiceOnyx in support of its business customers demonstrates our dedication to meeting the rising demand for telecommunications services among enterprises and highlights our growing relevance within the enterprise space.”

Level 3 leverages the power of its 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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