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Press Release -- October 21st, 2015
Source: Level 3 Communications
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Ecuadorian Newspaper El Comercio Leverages Level 3’s Content Delivery Network for Enhanced Online Customer Experience

QUITO, ECUADOR, [October 21, 2015] – El Comercio, a popular daily newspaper in Ecuador, selected Level 3’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) services to create a high-quality, low latency online experience for its readers.

According to El Comercio, its website www.elcomercio.com is one of the most visited sites in Ecuador. With millions of visitors each day, the news outlet is a key source for information, high-quality video and media-rich content, all of which is supported and delivered by Level 3’s CDN services.

About Level 3’s CDN Service:
Level 3’s CDN provides fast, secure and reliable delivery of content worldwide. The benefits of Level 3’s CDN include:

  • Reliability: As bandwidth demands change, Level 3’s global network has the ability to scale with traffic spikes and can deliver a resilient storage server solution for publishing live content taken in from a live encoder.
  • Performance: The infrastructure supporting CDN is optimized to maximize content availability through a network architecture designed for high capacity and low latency.
  • Security: The Level 3 CDN solution offers a comprehensive portfolio of security features including encrypted delivery through HTTPS, both Origin and Edge DDoS mitigation, to stop malicious traffic, and support for multiple authorization and authentication methods.

Key Quote:

Hernando González, Chief Information Officer of El Comercio
“Implementing CDN had a significant impact in our organization, from changing our IT internal architecture to decreasing maintenance and IT staff costs; it enabled streamlining of our website performance. The main benefits of having a CDN are improvement of website response times and customer experience, data protection, reduced bandwidth consumption and cost.”

Francisco Guzmán, Sales Director of Level 3 in Ecuador
“With the continued rise in online and mobile applications has come the explosion of bandwidth-heavy content such as HD video, image-filled Web pages and streaming music, making it even more critical for content companies to use the right infrastructure to provide smooth and fast delivery. Through Level 3’s global CDN network, El Comercio now has a seamless way to deliver content to their end users.”

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About El Comercio
EL COMERCIO is Ecuador’s institutional journal. Leader in readers and advertising in Quito and the country’s Inter-Andean Region. It enjoys of high credibility, supported by its independence, objectivity and seriousness. It’s the only Ecuadorian paper member of the GDA Group (Newspapers of the Americas) and the Newspaper Color Quality Club (papers with the highest printing quality worldwide). For more information, please visit:www.elcomercio.com.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) 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. 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 Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

© 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.

The information contained under the caption "About El Comercio” has been provided by El Comercio, 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 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.

Contact Information
Media:                                                             Investors:
Ashley Pritchard                                               Mark Stoutenberg
+1 720-888-5950                                              + 1 720-888-2518
ashley.pritchard@level3.com                             mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

Paula Vivo
Latin America
+55 11 3957-2424
paula.vivo@level3.com

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