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Press Release -- November 20th, 2013
Source: Level 3 Communications
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Level 3 Expands Its Data Center Infrastructure in Colombia to Support Growing Enterprise Cloud Services Adoption

OPENS NEW FACILITY IN BOGOTA IN RESPONSE TO REGIONAL DEMAND

Nov 20, 2013

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA, Nov. 20, 2013 – Level 3 Communications, Inc.  (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced the expansion of its data center infrastructure with the completion of its newest data center in Bogota, Colombia. The new facility adds 1,700 square meters to Level 3’s current data center complex in Bogota and was built in response to growing regional demand for world-class network and IT services as enterprises increasingly adopt cloud-based applications.

This new facility offers a holistic solution for regional enterprises, enabling them to expand space, power and services as necessary to meet their needs as well as helping them simplify operations, improve administrative efficiency and reduce maintenance expenses. As one of Level 3's Premier Elite data centers, the facility is also designed to grow its Dynamic Enterprise Computing (DEC) cloud service, hosting critical managed solutions to improve cloud-based application performance, reliability and security.

“Demand for colocation, housing, hosting and value-added services continues to grow in Colombia as the adoption of cloud-based applications increases,” said Gabriel del Campo, Level 3's senior vice president of Data Centers for Latin America. “As a result, companies are increasingly looking to outsource these services to ensure they can capitalize on efficient cloud solutions and remain focused on their core business objectives. Level 3's data center services range from traditional network equipment hosting to comprehensive support for managed IT solutions, helping position enterprises for successful growth amid a dynamic global marketplace.”

Managed by an on-site team of experienced technical specialists, the facility is compliant with the latest Colombian building code specifications (NSR-10 Zone 4) for earthquake preparedness, as well as industry guidelines (EIA/TIA 942) for energy and environmental conditioning from the Uptime Institute for a Tier III data center.

Additionally, the new data center has been built using the 2N philosophy (system + system), which results in higher redundancy and reliability.  As with all Level 3 data centers, this facility follows the highest security standards, including 7X24 guards, digital CCTV system and dual-authentication access to sensitive areas.

For more information about Level 3’s data center services, please visit:

http://www.level3.com/datacenter.

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 500markets 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, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

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Visitors to the Investors Relations web pages can view and print copies of Level 3’s SEC filings, including periodic and current reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, as soon as reasonably practicable after those filings are made with the SEC.

Copies of the charters for each of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Governance committees of Level 3’s Board of Directors, its Corporate Governance Guidelines, Code of Ethics, press releases and analysts and investor conference presentations are all available through the Investor Relations web pages.

Please note that the information contained on any of Level 3’s web sites is not incorporated by reference in, or considered to be a part of, any document unless expressly incorporated by reference in that document.

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.

Contact Information
Media:                                                              Investors:
Jon Paul McLeary                                              Mark Stoutenberg
+1 720-888-3244                                                + 1 720-888-2518
jonpaul.mcleary@level3.com                              Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

Paula Vivo
Latin America
+55 11-3957-2424
Paula.Vivo@Level3.com

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