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Press Release -- August 6th, 2012
Source: Level 3 Communications

QuinStreet Deploys Level 3 SIP Solution to Support Growing Online Marketing and Media Business

International Internet Marketer Relies on Level 3 to Support Expansion

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) today announced that QuinStreet, an Internet marketing and media company, has chosen Level 3’s SIP-based services to complement and support its expanding online media business.

QuinStreet owns a network of websites that enable consumers to research and make informed choices about online products and services. Its primary clients are in the education, financial services, business-to-business, home services, and medical and health industries.

QuinStreet is using Level 3 high-speed Internet protocol services as the foundation for a more widely deployed SIP-based solution. SIP-based services allow enterprises to converge voice and data on a single network, creating tangible network and operational expense savings while laying a foundation for the use of next generation communications and collaboration tools.

“We decided to expand our IP voice services with Level 3,” said Hemi Blandford, senior director of corporate IT at QuinStreet. “We wanted a strong, broad-based networking partner. Level 3 is already having a positive impact, enabling us to assess our network needs, develop the right solution, and implement services that are more efficient and scalable to support our business growth. This is increasingly important as we expand our solutions for clients here and into new regions and markets, such as Brazil.”

The company also is using Level 3 voice services to connect its headquarters in Foster City, Calif., to its Portland and Florida call center locations, as well as to locations in San Francisco and Las Vegas. Level 3 toll-free numbers will support the company’s website banner ads for the various vertical segment customers they support.

“We’re pleased we were able to help QuinStreet streamline its IP and SIP-based services with a more efficient and scalable solution,” said Andrew Crouch, Level 3 regional president of North America Sales. “Level 3 is proud of the skill and expertise of its network architects, who consult with our customers to design a network that meets their needs today, and provides a solution that will help evolve their business into the future.”

For more information on Level 3’s advanced network and service offerings, visit

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3’s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 450 markets in 45 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit

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Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and 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. 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 or otherwise realize the anticipated benefits thereof; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; obtain additional financing, particularly in the event of disruptions in the financial markets; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes that could adversely affect the company’s competitiveness; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its 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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