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Press Release -- October 19th, 2011
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: CDN, Content Delivery, Exchange, Expansion, Video

N24 Selects Level 3 to Advance Website Performance, Effectiveness

Level 3 Providing Highly Scalable Content Delivery Network Services for Major German Television News Broadcaster 

LONDON,Oct. 19, 2011/PRNewswire/ --Level 3 Communications, Inc.(NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that it has been selected by N24, a major German television news broadcaster, to provide content delivery network (CDN) services. Level 3's service will enable N24 to deliver top-quality and reliable online content to its viewers, even during peak traffic or massive spikes in traffic, known as flash crowds.

Based inBerlin, N24 is one of the country's leading television news broadcasters and maintains a large viewer base throughoutEurope. To help support increasing demand from the company's viewers, N24 turned to Level 3's highly scalable CDN services, including object delivery, streaming, origin storage as well as geo and referral blocking. These services will also allow N24 to expand audience reach, improve website security and provide a seamless experience for viewers.

"When a major world event occurs, it becomes crucial to have instant access to online content, and our CDN services have supported traffic spikes generated from unpredictable events like theJapantsunami to international events like the royal wedding," saidJames Heard, regional president of EMEA for Level 3. "With our CDN solution supporting the online delivery of their content, N24 can better manage their website security and traffic patterns to ensure that they deliver a quality and more reliable online experience to their viewers."

For more information on Level 3's advanced network and service offerings, visit www.level3.com.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc.(NASDAQ: LVLT) is a premier international provider of IP-based communications services to enterprise, content, government and wholesale customers. Over its reliable, scalable and secure network, Level 3 delivers integrated IP solutions, including converged, data, voice, video and managed solutions to help enable customers' growth and efficiency. Level 3 operates a unique global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents in more than 45 countries, connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by wholly owned subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.For more information, visit www.level3.com.

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 company's ability to successfully integrate the Global Crossing acquisition, 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 future 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.

Contact Information
Media: Investors:
Monica Martinez Mark Stoutenberg
720-888-3991 720-888-2518
Monica.Martinez@Level3.com Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

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