State of South Carolina Awards Web and Audio Conferencing Contract to Level 3 Services Enable More Efficient Operations Across State Organizations

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract from the State of South Carolina to provide Web and audio conferencing services to government organizations statewide.

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Access to these Level 3 collaboration services will help agencies to share work and leverage collective knowledge across departments, agencies, time zones and geographies without the associated costs of traveling to in-person meetings.

"Like many states, the State of South Carolina has budget pressures, but it's not letting those pressures compromise how it serves its citizens; in fact, it's capitalizing on that pressure to improve how it serves the state," said Edward Morche, senior vice president and general manager of Level 3's Government Markets Group. "With these services, the State of South Carolina is virtually removing time, financial and geographic boundaries and ambiguity that can stand in the way of effectively collaborating on important projects or making time-sensitive decisions. That not only helps the government, it helps its citizens."

By offering these services to the state's agencies and organizations, the State of South Carolina can also unlock the benefits of telework, or allowing employees to work remotely as needed, which can support the state's business continuity plans should weather or other situations make it dangerous for employees to travel to government offices.

Level 3's easy-to-use Web collaboration services enable employees to work together to create documents, conduct Web meetings, share desktops and present webinars in a secure and safe environment. In addition, Level 3 Ready-Access audio conferencing service allows agencies to connect employees securely wherever they are with global conferencing dial-in numbers, recordings and in-conference user functionality.

See this video for more information on how collaboration services can positively impact productivity.

For more information on Level 3's advanced network and service offerings, visit www.level3.com.

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. 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 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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