Level 3 Expands Its Data Center Infrastructure in Colombia to Satisfy Customer Demand

Level 3 Expands Its Data Center Infrastructure in Colombia to Satisfy Customer
                                    Demand

PR Newswire

BOGOTA, Colombia, March 18, 2013

BOGOTA, Colombia, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: LVLT) today announced the construction of its newest data center in
Bogota, Colombia, as a result of increased demand for IT services among its
customers.

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This new, 500 square-meter Premier Elite data center, designed to support
managed services, will provide onsite technical staff, high levels of
availability, enhanced security and high power density cabinets and suites.
The new facility is expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2013.

"The Colombian market shows a growing demand for colocation, housing, hosting
and value-added services," said Luis Carlos Guerrero, senior vice president
for Level 3's Andean region. "The trend to outsource these services to a
trusted business partner – one that will support the customer in its expansion
strategy – is crucial for companies today so they can focus on their core
business."

The new facility comes as part of Level 3's strategy to meet the burgeoning
worldwide demand for data services by bringing additional capacity to its 14
existing data centers in Latin America and to its more than 350 data centers
worldwide. All Level 3 data centers are located directly on Level 3's global
backbone, reducing latency and costly metro access, providing on-net access to
more than 55 countries, and offering the freedom to connect to alternative
service providers.

The new Colombian data center offers a holistic solution so customers'
businesses can continue to grow with the right amount of space and power and
the services to meet their needs. The facility enables the hosting and
managing of business critical enterprise information and technology platforms,
helping customers to reduce operations, administration and maintenance
expenses.

For more information about Level 3's data center services, please visit:

http://www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/cloud-and-it/data-center-services/data-center-management/

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 55 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 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; maintain
and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business
support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the
breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new
services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; defend
intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage the future expansion or
adaptation of its network to remain competitive; manage continued or
accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; 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
North America   + 1 720-888-2518
+1 973-937-0153    Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com
Richard.Larris@Level3.com 
Paula Vivo
Latin America
+55 11-3957-2424
Paula.Vivo@level3.com

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.
 
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