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Press Release -- June 27th, 2013
Source: Level 3 Communications

ATLANTIC-ACM Honors Level 3 with Best-in-Class Enterprise Awards for Network Performance and Brand

BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that it has received two best-in-class ATLANTIC-ACM Carrier Excellence Awards for Business Connectivity. For the third consecutive year, Level 3 won first-place awards in the Network Performance and Brand categories of the Large Service Provider group.


ATLANTIC-ACM, a leading telecommunications research company, announced the awards last night at a ceremony in New York City. The awards are based on results from the 2013 North American Business Connectivity Report Card. Carriers are rated in key product and service categories based on nearly 5,000 individual provider ratings from a mix of small, medium and large enterprise survey participants. The Network Performance category is the perception of each carrier’s network performance based on their network’s quality, availability and uptime. The Brand category measures perception of each carrier’s corporate image.

“We are honored to receive these two noteworthy awards, which are testament to the superior customer experience provided by Level 3,” said Andrew Crouch, Level 3 regional president of North America. “In particular, achieving the highest score for the brand category demonstrates the positive customer perception of Level 3 broadly, based on distinguishing attributes such as our responsiveness to customer needs and the quality of our services. It’s very gratifying to receive this customer validation of where we believe we excel in the market.”

Since 1995, the ATLANTIC-ACM Report Card series has been a principal source of carrier performance benchmarking information for the telecom industry. The Large Service Provider group is defined by the research firm as carriers who earn $1.0 billion or more annually in business services revenue, according to ATLANTIC-ACM’s 2013 U.S. Telecom Sizing and Share Report.

“Level 3’s two Best In Class awards in key categories reflect their continued effort to beat enterprise customer expectations where it counts, as our end-user surveys find that network performance is the most important criteria influencing purchasing decisions,” said Judy Reed Smith, ATLANTIC-ACM’s chief executive officer. “Earning the award for top corporate image, along with strong network quality, indicates Level 3 is working hard to deliver high-quality service, responsibly.”

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


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.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that 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 500 markets in 55 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit

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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; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; 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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