Level 3 Named "Service Provider of the Year" at Network Computing Awards

   Level 3 Named "Service Provider of the Year" at Network Computing Awards

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, April 3, 2013

- Level 3 Voted Best-in-Class by Network Computing Magazine Readers

LONDON, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:
LVLT) today announced it has been honoured as "Service Provider of the Year"
at the 2013 Network Computing Awards.

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The awards, voted on by Network Computing's readers, recognise the companies
and solutions that have been most impressive in helping organisations maximise
the use of their networks. The award given to Level 3 recognises all-around
excellence and leadership in the service provider sector.

"To be recognized as 'Service Provider of the Year' by Network Computing's
readership is a true honor," said James Heard, Level 3's regional president of
EMEA. "We design and operate our network for optimal performance and
collaborate with our customers to maximise the value we deliver to them, and
we believe this award is a result of those efforts."

"Network Computing readers are the IT professionals running networks and
purchasing the products and services that enable and protect these networks,"
said Ray Smyth, Editor, Network Computing. "Each year, they vote to determine
Network Computing Award winners to recognize the products, services and
companies have made a positive impact on the industry, and Level 3 should be
proud that, of all nominees, our readers have voted to name the company
'Service Provider of the Year.'"

Network Computing magazine is one of the U.K.'s longest established computer
networking magazines, read by 17,500 industry professionals who buy and use
networking hardware, software and related services.

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 500 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://investors.level3.com/investor-relations/default.aspx . 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
EMEA Media:                         Investors:
Beatrice Martin-Vignerte            Mark Stoutenberg
+44(0)330-060-7342                  +1-720-888-2518
Beatrice.Martin-Vignerte@Level3.com Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com
U.S. Media:
Monica Martinez

Website: http://www.level3.com
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