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Press Release -- June 13th, 2011
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: CLEC, Content Delivery, Exchange, Expansion, ILEC, Video

Level 3 Receives Five Awards in ATLANTIC-ACM’s Business Services Study

BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that it has received five awards in ATLANTIC-ACM's 2011 North America Business Services Study. The awards recognize Level 3's leadership in delivering voice and data services that meet the needs of enterprise customers.

The awards are based on the ATLANTIC-ACM Business Services Report Card, which compiles customer feedback via online surveys. The 2011 study included nearly 3,500 individual carrier reviews. Customers evaluate each carrier that they work with in a number of operational and service categories, rating voice and data services for quality, performance and value. Award categories are separated by CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier) and ILEC/IXC (incumbent local exchange carrier/inter-exchange carrier) providers. Level 3 won the five following best-in-class awards in the ILEC/IXC category:

  • Brand
  • Network Performance
  • Voice Quality
  • Voice Value
  • Data Value

"Level 3 has clearly been identified as a leader in enterprise network services among a broad collective of enterprise customers and peers," said Fedor Smith, president of ATLANTIC-ACM. "The variety of categories for which Level 3 was recognized demonstrates their customers' appreciation of Level 3's ability to offer enterprises a comprehensive and first-rate service experience."

"Level 3 is committed to providing the highest-quality network solutions for its enterprise customers, and we are honored that they have recognized us with these ATLANTIC-ACM awards," said Jeff Storey, president and COO of Level 3. "Given the dynamic nature and challenges of a rapidly expanding global marketplace, Level 3 remains dedicated to supporting its enterprise customers as they leverage Level 3's advanced network infrastructure and services to better facilitate their critical business objectives."

ATLANTIC-ACM presented the Business Services Study awards on June 9 at the Yale Club in New York.

About ATLANTIC-ACM

Boston-based ATLANTIC-ACM is a leading provider of strategic research and consulting services serving the telecommunications and information industries. In addition to producing the industry's principal benchmarking, sizing and opportunity studies, the company assists clients in evaluating telecommunications opportunities for successful investment, market entry and long-term planning. For more information, visit ATLANTIC-ACM's website at www.atlantic-acm.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; 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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SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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