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Level 3 Colombia Receives ISO 9001 Quality Certification for Its Network Management Services

   Level 3 Colombia Receives ISO 9001 Quality Certification for Its Network
                             Management Services

PR Newswire

BOGOTA, Colombia, May 2, 2013

BOGOTA, Colombia, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: LVLT) today announced its subsidiary, Level 3 Colombia S.A., has been
awarded the  international ISO 9001 quality certification for its Network
Management and Administration services.

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This worldwide quality management certification confirms to Level 3 Colombia's
customers the company's commitment to maintaining the high level of network
services management and processes that meet or exceed international standards
for certification. These industry standards and regulations assure the quality
of the process through which standard service changes required by these
customers are received, analyzed and executed. The processes for availability
management and the process for issues at a proactive level also were
certified.

"This certification offers our customers a comprehensive system of reporting
and updates backed by the security of an international standard," said Jaime
Alberto Pelaez, Level 3's general manager for Colombia. "This means great
benefits for our customers because they are provided with an internationally
approved, high level of operations performance."

The ISO 9001:2008 norm is an international standard that confirms and
underscores Level 3 Colombia S.A.'s commitment to optimizing its network
management processes based on eight factors. These include leadership;
customer orientation; participation of personnel; focus on process management
and management system; continuous improvement; focus based on facts and data
for making decisions; and excellent relations with providers.

This certification is part of an ongoing improvement and measurement process
that enables Level 3 to optimize its quality standards to offer excellent
service to its customers. The company obtained the ISO 9001:2008 certification
through COTECNA (Cotecna Quality Resources), an international leader in
inspection, verification and certification of management systems.

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://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
+1 973-937-0153           + 1 720-888-2518
Richard.Larris@Level3.com Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com
Paula Vivo
Latin America
+55 11-3957-2424
Paula.Vivo@Level3.com

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Website: http://www.level3.com
 
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