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Press Release -- January 12th, 2011
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: CDN, Content Delivery, Exchange

Level 3 Services Enable eSchool Solutions to Improve Performance, Cut Costs and Implement a New Virtual Training Platform

eSchool to Connect More Than 29,000 Schools via Level 3's Enterprise Voice and CDN Solutions

BROOMFIELD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that it has signed an agreement with eSchool Solutions, an education software company based in Orlando, Fla., to improve that company's voice performance and facilitate a virtual training platform utilizing Level 3's content delivery network (CDN).

As a software provider to more than 600 school districts throughout the United States and Canada, eSchool Solutions requires services that facilitate high-quality communications with its customers and simplify interconnectivity amongst its various facilities. Under the new agreement, eSchool Solutions will use Level 3's enterprise voice services to improve voice capabilities and performance, while capitalizing on the inherent cost savings of IP-based voice services. In addition to comprehensive voice solutions, eSchool will use Level 3's CDN services for its new virtual training platform. Level 3's CDN will enable eSchool to offer remote access to crucial internal training tools, thereby improving organizational productivity.

"Our services support administrators and teachers in more than 29,000 schools, and we require network solutions that improve our ability to connect with them reliably and efficiently," said Tina Santana, executive vice president and chief financial officer for eSchool Solutions. "Working with Level 3 has enabled us to improve our service capabilities and simultaneously enjoy a cost savings, allowing us to invest in other critical areas of our business and enhance our customers' experiences."

"Today's global business environment demands high-quality telecommunications services, and enterprises are increasingly looking to consolidate their service architecture in order to streamline the execution of critical business objectives," said Andrew Crouch, president of sales for Level 3. "Our agreement with eSchool Solutions demonstrates Level 3's ability to meet the varying network challenges of today's enterprises, and we are pleased that they are able to use our services to better support their customers."

Level 3 leverages 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 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.

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