Tulane University Selects Level 3 to Provide Network Services

University to Rely on Level 3 Services for Critical Business Continuity Needs

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 12, 2012 – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has signed an agreement with Tulane University to provide network services in support of the university's business continuity infrastructure. Tulane University, located in New Orleans, is one of the most highly respected and selective independent research universities in the United States, with more than 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

To ensure Tulane's students, faculty and other employees have a seamless, uninterrupted and secure Internet experience, the university has signed a multi-year agreement with Level 3 for Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) and Ethernet Private Line (EPL) services to support its critical business continuity needs.

"We are very pleased with our relationship with Level 3. Not only does the company provide great service, but more importantly, Level 3 serves and understands the higher education community, and is able to offer services in ways that make sense for us," said Charlie McMahon, Chief Technology Officer for Tulane University. "These network services safeguard Tulane against losing connectivity to communications that are critical to the university's core mission."

"Having a strong, flexible network is a cornerstone of higher education, particularly when it comes to research universities like Tulane, which are constantly sending and receiving large volumes of research, data and other content," said Andrew Crouch, Level 3's regional president of North America. "We are pleased Tulane has selected us to provide secure, dedicated network services with the reliable worldwide connectivity required for their most sensitive information."

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) 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 450 markets in 45 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 © Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.  Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. 

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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; 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.

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Level 3 Communications, LLC Media Relations Manager

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