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Press Release -- September 25th, 2012
Source: Level 3 Communications
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Kimpton’s EPIC Hotel, Miami, to Depend On Level 3 for Dedicated Network Services And High-Speed Broadband Connectivity

BROOMFIELD, Colo., September 25, 2012 – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that EPIC Hotel in downtown Miami will use Level 3’s internet access to support the diverse and growing bandwidth requirements of its guests.

EPIC is among more than 60 hotels in 23 cities operated by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant Group. In order to meet its desire to further enhance customer satisfaction, Kimpton sought an efficient high-speed network solution for its guests, which is reliable, scalable, and redundant.

“Level 3’s robust, high-capacity network and capabilities will help enable us to guarantee customer satisfaction for business travelers, conference and event participants, and other guests,” said Darick Spriggs, Kimpton’s director of property technology for the Mid-Atlantic. “In the hospitality industry, providing your guests reliable high-speed bandwidth equates to giving them the best possible experience available. For business conferences and events, as well as the daily needs of our business travelers, Level 3’s capabilities help us to deliver reliable bandwidth to support their presentations, high-capacity Internet access and event proceedings. For leisure guests, we now can provide the bandwidth they need to support their handheld and laptop devices.”

The Level 3® Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) service combines vital business Internet features with maximum global reach and scalability. It can be a standalone service or combined with other Level 3 services.

“We are pleased that EPIC Hotel has chosen Level 3 to help it deliver a high-quality customer experience to their guests,” said Andrew Crouch, Level 3 regional president of North America Sales. “We strive to understand the unique needs of the businesses we serve and are especially gratified when our network solutions help them meet their business goals and satisfy their customers.”

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

About Kimpton’s EPIC Hotel
A member of the award-winning San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, EPIC – a Gold List recipient of World’s Best Places To Stay in 2012, named one of the Top 50 Hotels in the U.S. on the Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 Reader’s Choice List and Best Miami Accommodations by Porthole Magazine in 2012 – combines the style of a cosmopolitan boutique hotel with the amenities of a resort to create a sophisticated oasis for guests amidst the energy and pulse of Miami. Located at the edge of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, EPIC’s 411 rooms and suites are artfully designed by Cheryl Rowley, with furnishings that convey an understated sense of cool, and all feature private balconies that provide inspiring views of the city and bay. EPIC’s 25,000 square feet of meeting and event space offer the kind of cohesive Miami meeting space that helps create meetings of lasting influence. From the gorgeous meeting rooms on the 14th floor to the 16th floor pool deck with stunning views to our outdoor EPIC lawn, over 25,000 square feet of meeting space in eight flexible meeting rooms can accommodate up to 300 seated guests or 400 for a reception. EPIC’s meeting and event planning staff offers the dedication and execution you need, providing the assurance that your event will exceed your expectations and those of your guests. For more information on EPIC and/or reservations, please call (866) 760-3742 or (305) 424-5226 or visit www.epichotel.com. Become a “friend” of EPIC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/epichotel and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @KimptonInFL.

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 www.level3.com

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The information contained under the caption About Klimpton's EPIC Hotel has been provided by Klimpton which is solely responsible for its content.

Forward-Looking Statement
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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Media:                                                       Investors:
Kate Rankin                                             Mark Stoutenberg
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