Intelsat Expands Fiber Services across North America with Level 3

Level 3 Network Infrastructure to Enhance IntelsatOne(SM) Terrestrial Network and Ensure Business Continuity Across Multiple Facilities

Dec 02, 2014, 08:00 ET from Level 3 Communications, Inc.

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it is providing Intelsat S.A., a leading provider of satellite services, with network connectivity to its new North America headquarters in Tysons Corner, Virginia, in addition to other locations throughout the United States. The coast-to-coast services will provide Intelsat with additional network capacity and diverse routing options to enhance the IntelsatOneSM terrestrial fiber and teleport network linked to Intelsat's global satellite infrastructure, improving information access and operational efficiency, while also ensuring business continuity and disaster recovery across its locations.

Intelsat recently moved its North American headquarters from Washington, D.C. to Tysons Corner, resulting in the extension of its network to the new location and connections to existing satellite teleport and data center facilities throughout the United States.

"For more than a decade, Level 3 has delivered the right combination of network infrastructure, services and support to address the complex operating needs of Intelsat's satellite business," said Edward Morche, senior vice president of East Regional Enterprise and Government Markets for Level 3. "Level 3 remains committed to providing the network solutions for Intelsat to continue to grow and meet the mission-critical demands of its business."

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 over 60 countries across 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 or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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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 tw telecom acquisition; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; 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; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; 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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