Level 3 Expands Network in Washington and Idaho

New Spokane Loop Brings Global Connectivity Access to Area Enterprises

Jul 14, 2015, 08:00 ET from Level 3 Communications, Inc.

BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) completed a network expansion in Spokane, Washington, and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, both high-tech centers for innovation in the region. The project provides local customers with secure access to Level 3's enhanced network capabilities and portfolio of data, security, video, voice and unified communications solutions to support today's ever-changing technology landscape. At project completion, Level 3 now has 276 on-net buildings and approximately 300 metro route miles in the greater Spokane area.

"Spokane is a blossoming hub of tech activity that requires secure and efficient solutions for today's technology needs," said Steve Stevens, president and CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI). "Level 3's expanded presence and investment in the market provides area enterprises with local network infrastructure and support alongside global connectivity to be a player on the world stage. We are proud to have them in our region and as a longtime supporter of GSI."

Enterprises have access to a complete suite of communication services, including:

  • Greater route diversity for business continuity and increased capacity for streamlining operations;
  • Network security services focused on protecting customer networks,
  • Access to 41,000 on-net buildings around the globe;
  • Direct connections to Level 3's global network, with connectivity to more than 500 markets in 60 countries;
  • Local customer service, sales, provisioning and operations teams.

Level 3 provides enterprise, government and carrier customers around the world with one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, supported by its global network and deep metro footprint across North America.

"Our investment and expanded network establishes Level 3 as a key gateway for information exchange across the region and around the globe," said Derrick Green, general manager of Spokane for Level 3. "We want to leverage this network expansion to provide enterprises with secure, scalable and predictable network connections that deliver faster solutions to move their businesses forward."

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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