Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Moffitt Cancer Center, a non-profit institution focused on the prevention and cure of cancer, to provide the institute with data and networking solutions, including wavelength services, to support its rising bandwidth demands. According to the June 2010 Cisco Visual Networking Index, healthcare data is more than doubling every year, and managing such rising volumes of data effectively is critical. Based in Tampa, Fla., Moffitt is one of the largest cancer research hospitals in the U.S. and acts as a repository of research information for other institutions around the country. With an increasing amount of research information and patient data being transferred and stored digitally, Moffitt requires a reliable solution that will enable it to scale its network services to meet rising bandwidth demands. “Our institution is committed to the prevention and cure of cancer, and Level 3’s network solutions help us in this mission by enabling us to fully utilize cutting-edge technology and digital tools without being hampered by bandwidth limitations,” said Ceil Brown, director of Technology Services at Moffitt. “Level 3’s services will better enable us to expand our breadth of research and efficiently provide the compassionate and effective patient care we strive to deliver on a daily basis.” Level 3’s data and networking solutions offer a fast, reliable, secure and scalable means for healthcare service providers to meet the ever-increasing bandwidth demands of the healthcare industry. Moffitt will leverage Level 3’s wavelength services to facilitate the daily transfer of information such as cancer research, high-resolution radiological images and compliance documentation. Under the terms of the agreement, Level 3 is providing Moffitt with two, one gigabit Ethernet (GigE) wavelength private lines, one 10 GigE wavelength private line and four primary rate interface (PRI) connections.
“The healthcare industry is seeing a rapid increase in the use of bandwidth-intensive data, and Level 3 is dedicated to meeting this rising demand head-on,” said Andrew Crouch, president of Sales for Level 3. “We are delighted that our data and networking solutions are able to support Moffitt’s mission of cancer prevention and treatment by offering a scalable means of managing their rapidly expanding base of critical industry research.”For more information on Level 3’s network solutions for the healthcare industry, visit http://www.level3.com/Solutions/industry/healthcare.aspx. 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. © Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications and the Level 3 Communications Logo are 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. Level 3 services are provided by wholly owned subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. 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; a discontinuation of the development and expansion of the Internet as a communications medium and marketplace for the distribution and consumption of data and video; and disruptions in the financial markets that could affect Level 3’s ability to obtain additional financing. Additional factors include, but are not limited to, the company’s ability to: increase and maintain the volume of traffic on its network; develop effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; adapt to rapid technological changes that lead to further competition; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate acquisitions; 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.