Level 3's Vyvx Services to Deliver Super Bowl for the 24th Consecutive Year

 Level 3's Vyvx Services to Deliver Super Bowl for the 24th Consecutive Year

  PR Newswire

  BROOMFIELD, Colorado, Jan. 30, 2013

- Level 3 will Use Vyvx VenueNet+ to Transmit Super Bowl XLVII to a Global

BROOMFIELD, Colorado, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications,
Inc . (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it will provide live, high definition (HD)
television broadcast video services for Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, using
Level 3's Vyvx VenueNet+ technology.

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The Super Bowl is the most-watched television event in the U.S. each year.
Last year's broadcast was viewed by an estimated total audience of 166.8
million viewers across the United States, according to The Nielson Co.,
meaning that more than half of the U.S. population watched the event.
Additionally, the game was broadcast around the world.

This year, the Super Bowl will be hosted at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New
Orleans, which is connected directly to Level 3's advanced fiber-optic
network, enabling the TV broadcast of the event. In total, more than 3,500
hours of video content will be acquired, encoded and transported across Level
3's Vyvx VenueNet+ platform as part of the Super Bowl coverage.

"For more than two decades, the NFL has been able to seamlessly provide
outstanding services in support of the Super Bowl to football fans around the
globe, thanks to Level 3's reliable, high-quality broadcast backbone," said
NFL VP, Media Operations Glenn Adamo. "The Super Bowl is one of the
most-viewed events in the world, so delivering an unparalleled viewing
experience that is easily scalable is paramount. Level 3's Vyvx VenueNet+
service provides us with the superior performance we need to ensure a
successful broadcast."

In addition to delivering the game, Level 3 will also carry the pre-game and
post-game feeds to NFL operations centers in Mt. Laurel, N.J., Culver City,
Calif. and NFL Network master control facilities in Atlanta, as well as other
broadcast networks and satellite teleport sites for global distribution.

"No other event in the U.S. garners the level of viewership as the Super Bowl,
and Level 3 is proud to deliver the game for the 24th consecutive year," said
Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services at Level 3. "We fully
understand the importance of providing a seamless viewing experience. That's
why we continue to be so disciplined in the planning and preparation of every
aspect of our delivery to ensure the best possible broadcast."

Level 3's Vyvx VenueNet+ technology is engineered to provide unparalleled HD
and SD digital video services, with added HD and SD encoding, high-speed
Internet and telephony services. The Vyvx technology is used in all 31 NFL
football venues across the country.

The Super Bowl XLVII broadcast will air on Feb. 3. For more information on
Level 3's Vyvx Solutions, visit
www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/video/vyvx .

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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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.

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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
+1-720-888-5434          +1-720-888-2518
Francie.Bauer@Level3.com Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

Website: http://www.level3.com
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