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Press Release -- July 19th, 2016
Source: Level 3 Communications

2016 Democratic National Convention Selects Level 3 as an Official Video Transport Services Provider

BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) has been selected by the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) to serve as an Official Video Transport Services Provider for the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia from July 25-28. Level 3 will provide a portfolio of Vyvx broadcast services to enable seamless support of this event from the Wells Fargo Center.

Key Facts:

  • The 2016 Democratic National Convention is expected to host more than 50,000 people, including the U.S. President, senior leadership of the Party, members of Congress, convention delegates, as well as national and international media.
  • Based on 2012 convention viewership, which reached a peak of 35.7 million on the last day of the event, tens of millions are expected to watch or stream the DNC.
  • Level 3 will provide dark fiber, video circuits, long haul video and ancillary services to support the global delivery of the event.
  • Level 3 has a history of supporting U.S. presidential conventions, having provided media delivery services for both the 2008 and 2012 Democratic National Conventions.

Key Quotes:

Anthony Christie, Chief Marketing Officer, Level 3
“Today’s citizens are perhaps more informed on the election than ever before, thanks to the important role of the internet and a nonstop news cycle. Voters expect 24-hour access to the Democratic National Convention events and presentations, and Level 3 is proud to provide the infrastructure and capabilities for efficient and secure delivery of convention coverage.”

Andrew Binns, CIO of the Democratic National Convention
“Level 3 has a proven record of delivering some of the most-watched sports, entertainment and political events, including the 2008 and 2012 Democratic National Conventions, and we are delighted to be working with them again.”

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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, visit or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook 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: increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; 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 risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; 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; 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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