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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

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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

© 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 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:

Francie Bauer 

Mark Stoutenberg

720-888-5434 

720-888-2518

Francie.Bauer@Level3.com 

Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.



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