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Press Release -- January 27th, 2011
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: Colocation, Exchange

Level 3 Rolls out Dedicated Internet Access and Virtual Private Network Services for Enterprise Customers in Several European Markets

New Services Provide Increased Reach and Scalability with Direct Connectivity to the Level 3 Backbone

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that, building on the company's extensive experience offering its Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) and virtual private network (VPN) service portfolios in North America, it will make the services available in several European markets, including France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The DIA service gives enterprise customers the most direct route to Level 3's Tier 1 backbone for Internet access and is complemented by the virtual private network (VPN) portfolio, which offers several solutions for high-performance wide area networking (WAN).

Together these services serve as an ideal and easily integrated solution set for enterprise customers who already rely on Level 3 for colocation or low-latency transport services as well as businesses that don't currently operate their own Autonomous System (AS) network.

Effective today, the services will be available to customers in these markets in a range of speeds and access methods. Features of the services include redundant and scalable infrastructure, DNS resolution, and 24-hour monitoring and support.

"As one of the world's largest and most broadly connected Internet backbones, Level 3 has the international reach to connect businesses to many places through a single provider," said James Heard, president of European Markets at Level 3. "Just as importantly, the fact that we own and operate our network gives us the power to control, scale and optimize our services for customers every step of the way, allowing us to provide the flexibility that our Enterprise customers demand."

Together with Level 3's VPN services, the DIA service offering allows the company to address new areas of the enterprise market in Europe and helps enterprise customers better ensure a quality Internet experience for their customers, employees and business partners. The announcement is the latest example of Level 3's commitment to investing in its European network capabilities and building its portfolio of services to better meet the needs of enterprise customers.

For more information on Level 3's services in Europe, please visit www.level3.com/index.cfm?pageID=254.

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 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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