The Nemours Foundation Selects Level 3 for Network Services

         The Nemours Foundation Selects Level 3 for Network Services

Children's Health System Relies on Level 3 to Support Secure Transmission of
Critical Patient Data

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 5, 2012

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: LVLT) today announced that the Nemours Foundation, a children's health
organization based in Jacksonville, Fla., has selected Level 3 to support its
rising bandwidth needs and to help enable and support the operation of its
advanced medical record system. Nemours owns and operates the Nemours/Alfred
I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and has recently opened
the Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla. It also operates a network of
pediatric specialty clinics in Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


Dedicated to advancing higher standards in children's health, Nemours has
created an electronic medical record system that requires sophisticated
network services that provide the security to protect the sensitive patient
information for each child. Level 3's network services will enable Nemours to
deploy multiple, critical IP applications, as well as securely and efficiently
manage patient data.

"Our top priority is delivering the highest quality care possible to our
children, and we wanted a network provider who understands that need," said
Bernie Rice, Chief Information Technology Officer at Nemours. "We demand not
only exceptionally secure and reliable network services, but also a trusted
partnership with the team on the ground that manages our services and supports
us. Level 3 was the clear choice for us and the important work we are doing."

"More than ever, healthcare organizations need a trusted network provider to
enable seamless access to critical patient information and medical data," 
said Andrew Crouch, Level 3 regional president of North America. "We are
pleased that the Nemours Foundation has chosen us to support the growth,
efficiency and security they need to provide the best quality care they can to
the children they serve."

For more information on Level 3's advanced network and service offerings,

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) 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 450 markets in 45 countries
over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three
continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more
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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
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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; obtain
additional financing, particularly in the event of disruptions in the
financial markets; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing
for communications services; maintain and increase traffic on its network;
develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and
network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer
demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes
that could adversely affect the company's competitiveness; defend intellectual
property and proprietary rights; 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.
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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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