LONDON, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced that it has taken significant steps toward decreasing its carbon footprint by relying solely on renewable energy for commercial power at three European data centre facilities. Level 3's colocation facility in Amsterdam and two colocation facilities in London now rely 100 percent on green energy for commercial power.
As part of the company's commitment to responsible and efficient operations, Level 3 has received certifications from energy providers in both countries stating that the specified facilities now receive all commercial electric power from renewable energy sources, including wind power, hydroelectric power and solar power.
"Our data centres house some of the most critical information, and it takes a lot of energy to ensure that information is properly stored, protected and accessible," said James Heard, president of European Markets for Level 3. "With three data centres 100 percent reliant on renewable energy for commercial power, Level 3 not only demonstrates our commitment to achieving excellence in its protection of the environment and sustainability, we also demonstrate our commitment to monitoring, assessing and implementing innovative technology."
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) 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. Level 3 services are provided by wholly owned subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit www.Level3.com.
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.