TED Selects Level 3 to Enable its Video Streaming

              TED Selects Level 3 to Enable its Video Streaming

  PR Newswire

  BROOMFIELD, Colorado, Dec. 5, 2012

- Global Nonprofit to Rely on Level 3 Content Delivery Network for Primary
Streaming Needs

BROOMFIELD, Colorado, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications,
Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has signed an agreement to serve as the
primary streaming partner for TED , the global nonprofit devoted to "ideas
worth spreading." To ensure TED's international audiences receive a reliable
and truly optimized viewing experience, the organization will use Level 3's
highly scalable, global media delivery platform.

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TED.com offers more than 1,400 free videos, known as "TED Talks," which just
surpassed one billion views . Each explores a single idea in 18 minutes or
less, covering everything from distant galaxies and body language to ocean
life and global challenges. The website is also the hub for other TED
initiatives, including theOpen Translation Project, which provides subtitles
and interactive transcripts for TED Talks.

"We are truly honored to help deliver TED's extensive and continually growing
repository of powerful, insightful talks from thought leaders around the
world," said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services for Level 3.
"TED distributes content globally, making it critically important that they
have a high-quality, rapid CDN that can easily scale to handle large amounts
of content. We are pleased to support them with our global CDN platform."

For more information on Level 3's content delivery network offerings,
including streaming and caching and download , 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

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*The TED press release that is referenced in this press release was issued by
TED, which is solely responsible for its content.

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Contact Information
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