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 Investor.Relations@Level3.com 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 www.Level3.com. 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.
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