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Press Release -- April 7th, 2015
Source: Level 3 Communications

Education Networks of America Selects Level 3 Data Center Services to Help Bring Network Solutions to Millions of Students Nationwide

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced it is providing critical data center support to Education Networks of America (ENA), a managed network solutions leader for K-12 schools and libraries.

Forty million K-12 students across the U.S. lack the bandwidth needed for digital learning.

ENA manages multiple statewide and district-wide networks, serving approximately 6,000 sites, 535 school districts and 290 libraries with millions of student, educator, administrator and patron end users. Due to steady growth since its inception in 1996, ENA outgrew its headquarters location, which housed its corporate data center and one of its regional production network nodes. After evaluating its options, ENA determined that outsourcing its data center requirements would help it manage increasing complexity while continuing to deliver reliable infrastructure services and provide outstanding customer service. ENA turned to Level 3 to host its Nashville corporate data center and regional production network, entering into a long-term data center and colocation agreement.

“ENA prides itself on providing robust and reliable support to its K-12, government and higher education customers,” said Travis Wales, Director of Engineering for ENA. “When the decision was made to choose a new vendor for our next generation data center project, Level 3 was a natural fit for us because of its adaptability and flexibility to meet our needs.”

ENA Director of Systems Architecture and R&D Simon Weller added, “We recognize that our network presence and reliability is critical to the continued success of our customers. With these core principals in mind, this new data center facility is engineered to provide the security, resiliency and efficiency our customers have come to expect from ENA.”

“ENA’s growth over the years is a testament to the importance of high-speed broadband infrastructure for schools and libraries, and Level 3 is proud to provide what ENA needs to its critical services and solutions,” said Ed Morche, senior vice president of East Region Enterprise and Government Sales for Level 3. “Level 3’s data center services enable ENA to efficiently and securely manage its data and applications while providing the infrastructure needed to rapidly scale to meet the growing demands of ENA’s customers.”

Level 3 operates more than 350 data center facilities in the United States, Europe and Latin America. For more information on Level 3’s data center services, 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 across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Education Networks of America (ENA)
ENA is the leading provider of managed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions to schools, libraries and governments. In 1996, ENA created one of the first statewide K-12 networks in the U.S. and has earned a reputation as experts in the design, deployment and management of data, voice and video solutions. Today, ENA manages multiple statewide and district-wide networks, including 16 of the largest school systems in the country, successfully serving approximately 6,000 sites, 535 school districts, 3.3 million students, educators and administrators,  290 libraries and 3.5 million librarians and patrons. For more information, please visit or call 866-615-1101.

This information is provided by ENA, which is solely responsible for its content

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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 tw telecom acquisition; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; 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; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; 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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K-12 bandwidth needs are experiencing staggering year-over-year growth.
Sixty-three percent of K-12 schools in the U.S. are not meeting current ConnectED goals.
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