Press Release

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT) today announced that the company has finalized its preparations for the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, August 25-28. As the official Live Video and Content Delivery Services provider, Level 3 will provide the video network infrastructure and services to support television broadcast and online viewing of the Convention throughout the four-day event.

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    Specifically, Level 3 will deliver:
    -- High-Definition (HD) and analog video feeds to national and
       international broadcast networks from the Pepsi Center and Invesco
    -- Live video streaming to provide online event access for a global
       audience; live video streaming in HD is a Convention first.
    -- On-demand online video to enable viewers to watch Convention content
       according to their personal preferences.
    -- Web site caching to provide a high-quality end-user experience at

"The 2008 Democratic National Convention provides a showcase for our services and offers an important opportunity to use technology in new ways to provide millions of people with a virtual 'all-access' pass to this historic event," said Grant van Rooyen, president of Level 3's Content Markets Group. "Since 2004, the Internet has changed, conventions have changed and the public appetite for information has grown significantly. Level 3 is pleased to be supporting the Convention and helping more people to engage in the political process than ever before."

In preparation for the Convention, Level 3 has installed more than five miles of fiber optic cable to connect both the Pepsi Center and Invesco Field to the Level 3 network. Level 3 has also established fiber route diversity from each venue, redundant video encoding facilities and enhanced network security to ensure network performance throughout this event.

As an official provider for the Convention, Level 3 brings a long-standing history in support of live events and political coverage, including prior broadcast coverage of conventions, election debates and the annual State of the Union address.

The embedded video animates delivery of Convention services over the Level 3 network. The video animation and additional press kit information is available for media download at

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

Level 3 Communications, Level 3, the red 3D brackets and the Level 3 Communications logo are registered service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or 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, product or company names recited herein are 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 company's ability to: successfully integrate acquisitions; increase the volume of traffic on the network; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; develop new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; successfully complete commercial testing of new technology and information systems to support new products and services; 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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