BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 01, 2011
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that it has signed an agreement with the American Lung Association of the Midland States, a non-profit healthcare organization serving Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, to provide dedicated Internet access (DIA) and voice services in support of its mission to improve lung health awareness.
Competing within a heavily saturated market of public-interest messages and depending greatly on donations and grant support, today’s non-profit organizations require network solutions that enable them to reach a broad audience with their core message, while keeping communications costs down. Level 3’s agreement with the American Lung Association of the Midland States is a continuation of its service relationship with the nonprofit, and the association will use Level 3’s DIA and voice services to economically improve the efficiency of its daily operations.
“The nation’s health is deeply dependent upon our air quality, with poor air quality being responsible for some of the most serious lung-related illnesses such as influenza, asthma, emphysema and lung cancer,” said Barry Gottschalk, president and CEO of the American Lung Association of the Midland States. “Our mission is to save lives by spreading awareness about the importance of clean air and improving lung health. Level 3’s tier-one network and services help us manage operating expenses, increase internal efficiency and reach a broad audience with this message.”
Level 3’s DIA services will provide American Lung employees with efficient online access and enable interested parties to view critical information about the association via the organization’s website. Level 3’s voice services will enable employees to connect internally and manage external inquiries regarding lung health and air quality.
“Level 3 offers a comprehensive portfolio of service solutions targeted at better enabling enterprises to achieve their critical business objectives,” said Andrew Crouch, president of Sales for Level 3. “We are proud that our Internet and voice services are able to assist the American Lung Association of the Midland States in their ongoing mission to improve the quality of the air we breathe and the lives we live.”
Level 3 leverages its extensive fiber-optic network, metro assets and a locally focused sales and sales support organization to deliver world-class voice, video and data solutions 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.
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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; a discontinuation of the development and expansion of the Internet as a communications medium and marketplace for the distribution and consumption of data and video; and disruptions in the financial markets that could affect Level 3’s ability to obtain additional financing. Additional factors include, but are not limited to, the company’s ability to: increase and maintain the volume of traffic on its network; develop effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; adapt to rapid technological changes that lead to further competition; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate acquisitions; 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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