Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced that it has expanded its operations and is enhancing its local presence in Boston. This initiative reflects Level 3’s ongoing commitment to enhancing its presence in local markets throughout the country, with the goal of providing mid-market enterprises with a world-class customer experience.

“It’s encouraging to see Level 3 invest in Boston and bring local businesses competitive solutions for a broad range of communication services,” said Brenda MacDonald, senior vice president of carrier operations for TNCI, Inc. “While much of the industry is focused on operational consolidation, Level 3’s local approach demonstrates their commitment toward meeting their customers’ region-specific needs.”

In support of this local-expansion effort, Level 3 is growing and realigning its local workforce in Boston to combine a local presence, in-depth marketplace knowledge and broad expertise in the communications industry. Through a combination of its extensive backbone network, metro fiber-optic footprint, and a locally focused sales and customer support team, Level 3 provides greater opportunities for mid-market enterprises to take advantage of Level 3’s broad portfolio of communications services.

“Boston is a unique market and one that is a crucial part of our local strategy,” said Tracy Davis, Level 3’s general manager for New England. “Offering industry expertise and a local marketplace knowledge gleaned from our on-the-ground support team, Level 3 is committed to continually improving the customer experience in Boston and providing high-quality communications services that offer a competitive alternative for local businesses.”

The company plans to add capacity to the network in the region and expand the number of businesses that are directly connected to the Level 3 network. This expansion will provide mid-market enterprises with access to the full suite of Level 3 services and allow them to quickly and easily increase their bandwidth as business needs grow. The expansion of operations in Boston marks the continuation of a locally focused strategy that Level 3 launched successfully in mid-2009.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) is a leading international provider of fiber-based communications services. Enterprise, content, wholesale and government customers rely on Level 3 to deliver services with an industry-leading combination of scalability and value over an end-to-end fiber network. Level 3 offers a portfolio of metro and long-haul services, including transport, data, Internet, content delivery and voice. For more information, visit www.Level3.com.

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Forward-Looking Statement

Some of the statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature. These statements 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. The most important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the current uncertainty in the global financial markets and the global economy; disruptions in the financial markets that could affect Level 3’s ability to obtain additional financing; as well as the company’s ability to: increase and maintain the volume of traffic on the network; successfully integrate acquisitions; develop effective business support systems; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes that lead to further competition; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; and meet all of the terms and conditions of 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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