Level 3 Receives the Latin America "Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application Award"

Level 3 Receives the Latin America "Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application
                                    Award"

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 2, 2013

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has received the "Best Carrier Ethernet
Business Application Award – Caribbean and Latin America" from the Metro
Ethernet Forum (MEF).

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The MEF grants this "Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application Award" to the
service provider that offers the most unique and innovative business Ethernet
services to the enterprise segment. Market analysts evaluated projects that
use Ethernet technology in business applications with effective results for
customers. For its award entry, Level 3 and its customer, one of the world's
largest banking and financial services organizations, jointly presented the
Ethernet business solution deployed to support this customer's connectivity
throughout Brazil.

"Level 3 has been developing Carrier Ethernet solutions in Latin America for
almost a decade, always remaining at the forefront of that technology,"
explained Carlos Canale, Level 3's Data Transport and Infrastructure vice
president for Latin America. "Today, Ethernet products have evolved for high
capacity and outstanding service quality. We are proud to receive this award,
which represents recognition from the industry, acknowledging Level 3's focus
on addressing customers' business needs with a consultative approach and a
broad Ethernet portfolio."

Every year the MEF rewards excellence and leadership in Carrier Ethernet
development, commercialization and provisioning of services in North America,
Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Caribbean and Latin America. For more
information about the award, visit Metro Ethernet Forum Awards 2012.

For more information about Level 3's Ethernet service offerings, visit
http://www.level3.com/en/resource-library/fact-sheets/ethernet-solutions-matrix/.

About the MEF
The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 200 organizations
including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network
equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing
organizations. The MEF's mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of
Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier
Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote
interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide.

For more information about the Forum, including a complete listing of all
current MEF members, please visit the MEF web site at
http://www.MetroEthernetForum.org/.

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. Level 3 services
are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more
information, visit www.level3.com.

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 websites is not
incorporated by reference in, or considered to be a part of, any document
unless expressly incorporated by reference in that document.

Information under the caption About the MEF has been provided by Metro
Ethernet Forum, which is solely responsible for its content.

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:
Richard Larris            Mark Stoutenberg
+1 973-937-0153           + 1 720-888-2518
Richard.Larris@Level3.com Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com
Paula Vivo
Latin America
+55 11-3957-2424
Paula.vivo@Level3.com

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Website: http://www.level3.com
 
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