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Press Release -- August 6th, 2014
Source: Level 3 Communications

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Adds Level 3 to Statewide ITT46 Network Services Contract


Aug 6, 2014

BROOMFIELD, Colo.Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) announced the company is now an authorized vendor as part of the Commonwealth ofMassachusetts ITT46 network services contract. The statewide contract allows Level 3 to offer its network connectivity and communications services directly to a range of public sector agencies, enhancing their infrastructure and capabilities to improve operations and streamline delivery of critical information and services.

Similar to many enterprises, state agencies, educational institutions and local governments across Massachusetts face increasingly complex demands to update, manage and protect their communications infrastructure in a more efficient and effective manner. By contracting with Level 3, these entities can tap into its network scale and technology expertise to keep pace and improve productivity, while also reducing network costs and management needs under a single, pre-approved vendor contract.

As part of ITT46, Level 3 offers voice, data, video and network security services via its global fiber-optic network with connectivity to Commonwealth buildings throughout the state, including data center facilities in BostonWorcester and Springfield, Massachusetts. These services are designed to provide institutions statewide with the capabilities to support high-demand applications, such as storage virtualization, Big Data analytics, cloud computing and multi-media content distribution. They also offer a platform for future growth to ensure that the network infrastructure established today can easily expand to meet the future needs of the local workforce and constituents.

“Level 3 has a strong track record of delivering network services to the public sector, providing global network reach with a deep metro market footprint and comprehensive services portfolio,” said Edward Morche, senior vice president of East Region Enterprise and Government Markets for Level 3. “The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ITT46 network services contract is an important vehicle for all public sector institutions to gain buying power and access to Level 3’s advanced network capabilities to improve statewide communications and achieve operating efficiencies.”

Specific services offered by Level 3 under the ITT46 contract include: SIP, Voice over IP, E911, unified communications, Ethernet, wavelengths, collocation, Dedicated Internet Access, Virtual Private Network, DDoS, managed security and professional services. For more information about Level 3’s advanced network and service offerings, visit

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 over 60 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please or get to know us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

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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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