Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide wavelength services under the Networx Enterprise contract program.

Under the terms of the agreement, Level 3 will provide the SSA with multiple 10 Gigabit per second (Gbps) wavelength solutions to connect several of the SSA’s data center locations with the potential to expand to additional sites in the future. Level 3’s solution is designed not only to be a cost-effective offering, but to also meet SSA’s stringent network performance, scale, capacity and usability requirements.

“Level 3 is optimally positioned to offer government agencies critical communication services, given the high availability of our geographically diverse optical network paths and our custom-build network solutions,” said Edward Morche, senior vice president of Level 3’s Federal Markets. “This award from the SSA clearly demonstrates our ability to provide high-quality services that meet the government’s growing need for reliable connectivity and security.”

With approximately 54,000 long-haul fiber route miles and 27,000 metro fiber miles spanning 190 markets in 22 countries, Level 3 offers a broad portfolio of telecommunications services, including voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), enterprise wide area network (WAN), metro and long-haul transport, data, collocation, and content delivery.

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

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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