Gamezhero Selects Level 3 to Deliver its Online Gaming Portfolio to a Global User Base

 Gamezhero Selects Level 3 to Deliver its Online Gaming Portfolio to a Global
                                  User Base

Leading Online Gaming Company to Rely on Level 3 Content Delivery Network for
Delivery of Thousands of Games

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 25, 2013

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has signed an agreement to serve as the
primary content delivery network (CDN) provider for Gamezhero, one of the
world's top online gaming companies.

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The Gamezhero portal was founded in 2005 and provides thousands of online
games from a variety of genres including action, arcade, puzzle, sports,
role-playing, fighting, skill and adventure. Each month, Gamezhero serves more
than 4.5 million users who account for more than nine million gameplays.

"Gamezhero provides a wide variety of online games to a broad range of players
from across the globe, and because of that, it is critical that we use a CDN
with the flexibility and reliability necessary to deliver a smooth experience
24/7," said Igor Sotsky, CEO of Gamezhero. "Level 3's CDN services not only
ensure that our customers have a top-notch interaction with us every time they
visit our site, but also give us the scalability we need to continue to grow
as we roll out new games and our global user base expands."

"Level 3 has long supported the gaming industry in delivering some of the most
popular titles in the world," said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP
Services for Level 3. "We're proud to provide our media delivery solutions,
such as CDN caching and storage, to Gamezhero to ensure that its millions of
players enjoy smooth, uninterrupted gaming experiences."

The Level 3 network is trusted by many leading entertainment and media
companies to deliver content to audiences worldwide. The company's services
for the gaming industry are engineered to seamlessly deliver high-quality
online content to end-users, allowing developers and publishers to spend more
time designing and developing the best games possible and less time thinking
about how to deliver them online.

For more information on Level 3's suite of services optimized for the gaming
community, visit www.level3gaming.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 55 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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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:
Francie Bauer            Mark Stoutenberg
720-888-5434             720-888-2518
Francie.Bauer@Level3.com Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Website: http://www.level3.com
 
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