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Level 3 Celebrates Major Video Content Delivery Milestone

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News Release Issued: Sep 17, 2014 (8:00am EDT)
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Level 3 Celebrates Major Video Content Delivery Milestone

CNN Books Four Millionth Level 3 Vyvx Reservation

BROOMFIELD, Colo.,Sept. 17, 2014/PRNewswire/ --Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is celebrating its four millionth Vyvx®network broadcast reservation with a booking from CNN, a world leader in online news and information delivery. For more than 25 years, some of the largest media and entertainment companies in the U.S.,Latin AmericaandEuropehave trusted Level 3's Vyvx broadcast technology to transmit mission-critical video for world news, sports and major events. Today, Level 3 Vyvx Solutions is built around a new generation of video services designed to deliver rich media content on a global scale.

With video consumption on the rise, consumers today expect media and entertainment companies to deliver content in a reliable and timely manner. Level 3 enables these companies to meet this expectation through its Vyvx network, on which customers can reserve time for video content delivery. Whether it's a live, global sporting event, a file-based TV program on cable, or a breaking news story happening in the neighboring town, Level 3 Vyvx customers are able to deliver their video content in an efficient, secure and high-quality manner.

"Surpassing four million reservations is an exceptional achievement, highlighting the ongoing reliance on the Level 3 Vyvx platform to deliver premium quality video transmissions via our vast fiber network and integrated teleport locations," saidMark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services for Level 3. "CNN and many other of the world's largest media companies depend on Level 3's global network to distribute the important and time-sensitive broadcast content that viewers have come to expect."

Level 3 Vyvx Solutions offers 24 x 7 reservations, a customer care center and self-service portals to support each customer's unique video content delivery needs anywhere, anytime. CNN leverages Level 3 Vyvx Solutions for live video encoding and broadcast-quality delivery of its news programming.

"CNN has built its reputation as a leader in broadcasting live newsfrom around the globe 24 hours per day," saidFrank Barnett, vice president of CNN Satellites and Transmissions. "Level 3's Vyvx Solutions has been instrumental in enabling CNN to distribute broadcast news quickly and reliably to audiences worldwide."

Level 3 Vyvx Solutions also serves as an entry point to the Level 3 Video Cloud– a full suite of IP-based video services designed to support content delivery throughout its life cycle, from signal acquisition to delivery to viewers. Level 3 Video Cloud services include live Vyvx broadcast video acquisition, encoding and transcoding, global delivery via the Level3 CDN, as well as comprehensive, self-service analytics and reporting.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that 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 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visitwww.level3.comor get to know us onTwitter,FacebookandLinkedIn.

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates inthe United Statesand elsewhere. 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.

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: manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; 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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