Tulane University Selects Level 3 to Provide Network Services

        Tulane University Selects Level 3 to Provide Network Services

University to Rely on Level 3 Services for Critical Business Continuity Needs

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 12, 2012

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has signed an agreement with Tulane University
to provide network services in support of the university's business continuity
infrastructure.

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Tulane University, located in New Orleans, is one of the most highly respected
and selective independent research universities in the United States, with
more than 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students. To ensure Tulane's
students, faculty and other employees have a seamless, uninterrupted and
secure Internet experience, the university has signed a multi-year agreement
with Level 3 for Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) and Ethernet Private Line
(EPL) services to support its critical business continuity needs.

"We are very pleased with our relationship with Level 3. Not only does the
company provide great service, but more importantly, Level 3 serves and
understands the higher education community, and is able to offer services in
ways that make sense for us," said Charlie McMahon, Chief Technology Officer
for Tulane University. "These network services safeguard Tulane against losing
connectivity to communications that are critical to the university's core
mission."

"Having a strong, flexible network is a cornerstone of higher education,
particularly when it comes to research universities like Tulane, which are
constantly sending and receiving large volumes of research, data and other
content," said Andrew Crouch, Level 3's regional president of North America.
"We are pleased Tulane has selected us to provide secure, dedicated network
services with the reliable worldwide connectivity required for their most
sensitive information."

For more information on Level 3's advanced network and service offerings,
visit www.level3.com.

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
information, please visit www.level3.com

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3
Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo either registered service marks
or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates
in the United States and/or other countries. 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.

Website Access to Company Information
Level 3 maintains a corporate website at www.level3.com, and you can find
additional information about the company through the Investors pages on that
website at http://lvlt.client.shareholder.com/. Level 3 uses its website as a
channel of distribution of important information about the company. Level 3
routinely posts financial and other important information regarding the
company and its business, financial condition and operations on the Investor
Relations web pages.

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; 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.
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:
Francie Bauer            Mark Stoutenberg
720-888-5434             720-888-2518
Francie.Bauer@Level3.com Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Website: http://www.level3.com
 
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