Level 3 Communications, Inc. Sets Third Quarter 2005 Earnings Call Date

Oct 03, 2005, 01:00 ET from Level 3 Communications, Inc.

    BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Level 3
 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:   LVLT) will release its third quarter 2005
 results on Thursday, October 20, 2005, and will host a conference call at
 10 a.m. Eastern Time.
     The third quarter conference call will be broadcast live on Level 3's Web
 site at www.Level3.com.  If you are unable to join the call via the Web, you
 may access the call at 612-288-0318.  You may also email questions to
     The call will be archived and available on our Web site at www.Level3.com,
 or you may access an audio replay until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 24,
 2005, by dialing 320-365-3844 access code 797035.  For additional information
 please call 720-888-2502.
     About Level 3 Communications
     Level 3 (Nasdaq:   LVLT) is an international communications and information
 services company.  The company operates one of the largest Internet backbones
 in the world, is one of the largest providers of wholesale dial-up service to
 ISPs in North America and is the primary provider of Internet connectivity for
 millions of broadband subscribers, through its cable and DSL partners.  The
 company offers a wide range of communications services over its 23,000-mile
 broadband fiber optic network including Internet Protocol (IP) services,
 broadband transport and infrastructure services, colocation services, and
 patented softswitch managed modem and voice services.  Its Web address is
     The company offers information services through its subsidiaries, Software
 Spectrum and (i)Structure.  For additional information, visit their respective
 Web sites at www.softwarespectrum.com and www.i-structure.com.
     The Level 3 logo is a registered service mark of Level 3 Communications,
 Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
     Forward-Looking Statement
     Some of the statements made by Level 3 in this press release are
 forward-looking in nature.  Actual results may differ materially from those
 projected in forward-looking statements.  Level 3 believes that its primary
 risk factors include, but are not limited to: developing new products and
 services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins;
 increasing the volume of traffic on Level 3's network; overcoming the softness
 in the economy given its disproportionate effect on the telecommunications
 industry; integrating strategic acquisitions; attracting and retaining
 qualified management and other personnel; successfully completing commercial
 testing of new technology and information systems to support new products and
 services, including voice transmission services; ability to meet all of the
 terms and conditions of our debt obligations; overcoming Software Spectrum's
 reliance on financial incentives, volume discounts and marketing funds from
 software publishers; reducing downward pressure of Software Spectrum's margins
 as a result of the use of volume licensing and maintenance agreements; and
 reducing rate of price compression on certain of the Company's existing
 transport and IP services.  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 release should be evaluated in
 light of these important factors.

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.