Vyvx Delivers NCAA Basketball Championship Tournament in High Definition

Vyvx Continues Expansion of HD Capabilities by Providing 80 Feeds From

National Championship - the Most HD Feeds From Any NCAA Tournament to Date

Apr 04, 2006, 01:00 ET from Vyvx, LLC

    BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Vyvx, a market leader in
 providing fiber-optic and satellite transmission solutions to the media and
 entertainment industry for 15 years, transmitted over 80 high definition (HD)
 feeds during the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Tournament, including the
 feeds from all four regional finals and the Final Four(R) tournament from
 Indianapolis, IN.  The growing demand for HD transmissions in sports
 broadcasting resulted in Vyvx tripling the number of feeds it transported
 compared to any previous NCAA Basketball Tournament.
     Vyvx delivered the live broadcast feeds of both the national semi-final
 games as well as the national championship game, on April 3, over its
 fiber-optic network from the RCA Dome in Indianapolis to CBS's production
 facilities for delivery to millions of end viewers.  Vyvx's award winning
 network and HD VenueNet(R) solution enables the seamless transmission of video
 feeds with the highest reliability and customer support levels in the
     Vyvx also provided advertisers with delivery of HD commercials to the CBS
 network for airing during the tournament. This solution enabled CBS to
 transmit the live broadcast of the event, while also receiving the commercials
 electronically for air during the telecast.
     "We're proud to be working with CBS again to transmit the NCAA Basketball
 Tournament, as it exemplifies our ability to provide the reach and reliability
 that today's broadcasters expect, especially concerning high definition
 feeds," said Derek Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Vyvx.
 "We expect that as end users continue to adopt HD technology, more and more
 sports leagues and teams as well as news organizations and broadcasters will
 turn to Vyvx to carry widely viewed live events, like the basketball
     Vyvx's history and experience providing transmission services for live
 sports broadcasts is unmatched.  It was the first company to backhaul a video
 feed over fiber in 1989, and to transmit a live broadcast event over a
 fiber-optic network in 1990.  Vyvx currently provides broadcast transmission
 services for nearly 10,000 live sports events per year.  Overall, Vyvx
 provides nearly 200,000 video feeds for its customers annually, transmitting
 more than 12 million video minutes.  For more information, please visit
     About Vyvx, LLC
     Vyvx provides video delivery solutions over fiber optics and satellite to
 global advertising, sports, news, and entertainment customers.  Vyvx offers a
 wide range of dedicated and occasional services and its electronic footprint
 reaches more than 13,000 online television and radio stations, networks and
 cable head-ends, as well as more than 100 professional sports venues and all
 major media centers, movie studios and production facilities.  Vyvx is a
 subsidiary of Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:   LVLT).
     The Vyvx logo and Vyvx HD logo are trademarks of WilTel Communications
 Group, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Level 3 Communications, LLC.
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 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
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 light of these important factors.