Waggener Edstrom Worldwide Selects Level 3 to Improve Communications Across Three Continents

 Waggener Edstrom Worldwide Selects Level 3 to Improve Communications Across
                               Three Continents

Smart WAN Solution Includes Network Integrity Feature Which Simplifies
Monitoring and Management of Global Network Performance

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 15, 2013

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: LVLT) today announced that Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, an
international, integrated communications agency, has chosen a wide area
network (WAN) solution from Level 3 to improve communications among its
locations in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

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As part of this Smart WAN Solution, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide is taking
advantage of a network integrity feature, which simplifies monitoring of their
global end-to-end network. Network integrity is part of Level 3's Application
Performance Management solution, which optimizes network and application
performance, as well as increases visibility of network and application data.
Being able to examine this data can help the customer speed troubleshooting
and resolution of network issues.

"As we continue to scale to meet the growing global demands of our business,
we need to maintain reliable, consistent high levels of performance," said
John Debarro, chief information officer at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. "Level
3's network solution is helping us perform in-depth reporting and analysis,
and is helping us make informed decisions about our increasing bandwidth needs
and about improving application performance."

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide is also using Level 3 voice and collaboration
services to improve the efficiency of their communications.

"We understand that an international firm like Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
needs to maintain day-to-day business and network efficiencies to be
successful," said Andrew Crouch, Level 3 regional president of North America.
"A wide area network solution from Level 3 with end-to-end performance
management and monitoring, plus collaboration services, is a smart strategy to
help them improve the efficiency of their business interactions."

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

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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
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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.

Contact Information
Media:                      Investors:
Kate Rankin                 Mark Stoutenberg
+1 973 937-0417             +1 720-888-2518
Kathleen.Rankin@level3.com Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Website: http://www.level3.com
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