TEDMED Taps Level 3 as Network Communications Partner for 2013 Conference

  TEDMED Taps Level 3 as Network Communications Partner for 2013 Conference

Global Healthcare-Focused Event to Rely on Level 3 Content Delivery Network
for Primary Streaming and Video Broadcast Needs

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 15, 2013

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Healthcare communications
leader Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has been
named the Exclusive Network Communications Partner of TEDMED 2013, a global
conference that brings together thought leaders from all sectors of society to
celebrate their innovation, imagination and passion for a better future in
health and medicine. Level 3 will provide content delivery network (CDN) and
video broadcast services for the conference, which will be held at the Kennedy
Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. from April 16-19.

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During that week, Level 3 will enable TEDMED to transport and stream
simulcasts of conference sessions from the Kennedy Center to TEDMED's key
constituents and partners around the globe – including the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Level 3
will also enable TEDMED to offer on-demand recordings of its sessions for
future viewing purposes.

"TEDMED is a celebration of human achievement and was built on the belief that
the future of health and medicine will be shaped by vital input from medical
colleges, teaching hospitals, government agencies and other nonprofit
institutions from across the world," said Jay Walker, chairman and curator of
TEDMED. "Level 3's highly scalable, global IP network combined with its
innovative CDN and broadcast technology is a critical component to ensuring
that the achievements and celebrations at this year's event will be captured
for audiences all over the world to see."

"Level 3 is proud to be the Exclusive Network Communications Partner to
TEDMED, the preeminent health and medicine conference in the world," said
Anthony Christie, chief marketing officer for Level 3. "Serving more than
1,300 healthcare organizations, Level 3 understands the importance of
technology in providing more accessible and higher quality care, and we are
dedicated to helping enable growth and innovation in the area of health and

"At the Kennedy Center, TEDMED brings together 1,800 leading thinkers and
doers in health and medicine, and Level 3 is delighted to help disseminate
their innovative, thought-provoking and action-oriented ideas around the
world," said Karl Strohmeyer, group vice president of North America Enterprise
Sales for Level 3. "Level 3's CDN, video broadcast services and extensive IP
network enable TEDMED to not only share its ideas with the world, but also
create a collaborative environment that allows for the exchange of important
ideas and information."

Level 3's Vyvx Managed Video Network Service (MVNS) marries all networking and
transmission needs into one solution. A fully managed service featuring voice,
video and IP/data, MVNS provides the necessary equipment to connect to Level
3's wholly-owned global fiber network. MVNS combined with Level 3's global CDN
delivers a robust platform of broadcast and streaming options that has the
flexibility to scale up or down depending on the needs of the customer.

Level 3 serves more than 1,300 customers across the healthcare industry,
providing a range of communications services to meet the needs of hospitals,
medical centers, physicians, and administrators, as well as insurers and
pharmaceutical companies. These solutions include core network services, data
center services and managed security services, which directly support
healthcare organizations as they work to meet federal government mandates
relating to electronic healthcare. A Level 3-commissioned study of healthcare
CIOs conducted to assess their priorities and progress revealed that most plan
to upgrade their network infrastructure in the next two years to support the
need for interconnectivity, EHRs, telehealth, mobile applications and other
new technologies. For more information on Level 3's healthcare offerings,
visit http://www.level3.com/en/solutions/industry/healthcare.

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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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
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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
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Contact Information
Media:                   Investors:
Francie Bauer            Mark Stoutenberg
720-888-5434             720-888-2518
Francie.Bauer@Level3.com Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

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