ATLANTIC-ACM Honors Level 3 with Best-in-Class Enterprise Awards for Network Performance and Brand

 ATLANTIC-ACM Honors Level 3 with Best-in-Class Enterprise Awards for Network
                            Performance and Brand

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 27, 2013

BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: LVLT) today announced that it has received two best-in-class
ATLANTIC-ACM Carrier Excellence Awards for Business Connectivity. For the
third consecutive year, Level 3 won first-place awards in the Network
Performance and Brand categories of the Large Service Provider group.


ATLANTIC-ACM, a leading telecommunications research company, announced the
awards last night at a ceremony in New York City. The awards are based on
results from the 2013 North American Business Connectivity Report Card.
Carriers are rated in key product and service categories based on nearly 5,000
individual provider ratings from a mix of small, medium and large enterprise
survey participants. The Network Performance category is the perception of
each carrier's network performance based on their network's quality,
availability and uptime. The Brand category measures perception of each
carrier's corporate image.

"We are honored to receive these two noteworthy awards, which are testament to
the superior customer experience provided by Level 3," said Andrew Crouch,
Level 3 regional president of North America. "In particular, achieving the
highest score for the brand category demonstrates the positive customer
perception of Level 3 broadly, based on distinguishing attributes such as our
responsiveness to customer needs and the quality of our services. It's very
gratifying to receive this customer validation of where we believe we excel in
the market."

Since 1995, the ATLANTIC-ACM Report Card series has been a principal source of
carrier performance benchmarking information for the telecom industry. The
Large Service Provider group is defined by the research firm as carriers who
earn $1.0 billion or more annually in business services revenue, according to
ATLANTIC-ACM's 2013 U.S. Telecom Sizing and Share Report.

"Level 3's two Best In Class awards in key categories reflect their continued
effort to beat enterprise customer expectations where it counts, as our
end-user surveys find that network performance is the most important criteria
influencing purchasing decisions," said Judy Reed Smith, ATLANTIC-ACM's chief
executive officer. "Earning the award for top corporate image, along with
strong network quality, indicates Level 3 is working hard to deliver
high-quality service, responsibly."

For more information on Level 3's advanced network and service offerings,


Boston-based ATLANTIC-ACM is a leading provider of strategic research and
consulting services serving the telecommunications and information industries.
In addition to producing the industry's principal benchmarking, sizing and
opportunity studies, the company assists clients in evaluating
telecommunications opportunities for successful investment, market entry, and
long-term planning.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that
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

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3
Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo either registered service marks
or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates
in the United States and/or other countries.Any other service names, product
names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service
marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by
subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Website Access to Company Information

Level 3 maintains a corporate website at, and you can find
additional information about the company through the Investors pages on that
website at 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

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.

The information contained under the caption About ATLANTIC-ACM has been
provided by ATLANTIC-ACM, which is solely responsible for its content.

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.

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SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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