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Level 3 to Participate in Ethernet Panel at COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2012 Convention & EXPO

Apr 12, 2012

BROOMFIELD, Colo., APRIL 12, 2012 – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced that Paul Savill, senior vice president of Global Core Product Management, will be speaking at the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2012 Convention & EXPO, which takes place April 15-18 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco.

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Mr. Savill will be speaking on a panel entitled, “Ethernet: What Is Working and What’s Not?” on Monday, April 16, 2012, at 2:30 pm PST. Panelists will examine the advantages of Ethernet and how to help customers fully realize the advantages of Ethernet technology. They also will discuss the challenges service providers face in meeting customer demands for Ethernet.

Mr. Savill has twenty years of experience in the telecommunications industry. In his role as senior vice president of Global Core Product Management at Level 3, he sets product strategy and leads the global product management of Level 3’s optical networking, private line, Ethernet, IPVPN, subsea, dark fiber, and professional services. His responsibilities also include pricing, product development and product financial performance.

"Level 3 has a proven and experienced team of network professionals that is dedicated to continually improving the customer experience and demonstrating that Level 3 is the reliable choice for comprehensive solutions to meet customers’ business challenges," said Savill. "Our worldwide, Ethernet-based wide area network solutions provide customers with the flexibility they need to decrease network management costs and improve connectivity among geographically dispersed locations.”

For more information about the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2012 Convention & EXPO or to register, visit www.comptelplus.org.

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

About COMPTEL PLUS

The COMPTEL PLUS Convention & EXPO is the preeminent networking event for innovative communications companies and their supplier partners. Held twice a year, COMPTEL PLUS attracted more than 210 exhibitors and more than 4,300 attendees to our 2011 events. COMPTEL PLUS provides attendees with the opportunity to learn about new products, services and industry trends; meet potential customers and do business. In addition, COMPTEL PLUS offers comprehensive educational programming led by experienced industry speakers. COMPTEL PLUS is produced by COMPTEL, the leading industry association representing competitive communications service providers and their supplier partners. Follow us at www.comptelplus.org or on Twitter at @comptelplus.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a premier global provider of IP-based communications services to enterprise, content, government and wholesale customers. Over its reliable, scalable and secure network, Level 3 delivers integrated IP solutions, including converged, data, voice, video and managed solutions to help enable customers’ growth and efficiency. Level 3 operates a unique global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents in more than 45 countries, connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, visit www.level3.com.

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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; obtain additional financing, particularly in the event of disruptions in the financial markets; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes that could adversely affect the company’s competitiveness; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; 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.

Contact Information


Media:                                                                          Investors:
Level 3                                                                         Level 3
Richard Larris                                                               Mark Stoutenberg
+1 973-937-0153                                                         +1 720-888-2518 Richard.Larris@Level3.com                                        Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com                                    


COMPTEL PLUS
Gail Norris
202-296-6650
gnorris@comptel.org