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Expanded Local Market Presence Improves Level 3 Services for Northern California Businesses

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Connectivity to More Than 300 Buildings and 30 Data Centers Anchors Presence from Bay Area to Sacramento

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced its expanded local market presence in Northern California to deliver communications services to a broad range of customers. From emerging technology to multinational enterprise companies, Level 3 offers extensive metro network reach with greater diversity and reliability to meet the complex and changing demands of Bay Area businesses.

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Throughout the market, Level 3 connects to more than 300 buildings via more than 650 fiber route miles. This deep network footprint provides access to more than 30 data centers in Northern California, including tier one cloud service providers and facilities to support burgeoning enterprise demand for cloud-based infrastructure and services. Additional colocation services at five Level 3 data centers in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Emeryville and Santa Clara, Calif. offer customers a single platform to meet a combination of local-to-global communications needs.

"Northern California is a thriving market for technology innovation and growth," said Brian Britton, general manager of Northern California region for Level 3. "We are pleased to offer an expanded local presence, helping companies to not only meet their regional needs, but also to scale with their business to connect with customers around the world."

Recent enhancements to the local Level 3 network also include network fiber placed in existing electrical conduit, helping to significantly reduce delivery time of new circuits while also providing diverse access paths into buildings in the market. This diverse routing and infrastructure design helps to provide greater network security and reliability, particularly in the face of earthquakes and other natural disasters common to the region.

Level 3 operates offices in San Francisco and San Jose, Calif. with more than 70 employees located across the region. For more information on Level 3's advanced network solutions throughout Northern California, visit http://local.level3.com/en/north-california/.

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 visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook 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.

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Jon Paul McLeary        

Mark Stoutenberg

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JonPaul.McLeary@Level3.com    

Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com                                      

 

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