Level 3 Expands Global Network Reach to Slovenia and Croatia

By Level 3 Communications Inc., PRNE
Monday, June 27, 2011

LONDON, June 28, 2011 -

New Points-of-Presence in
Ljubljana and Zagreb Offer Businesses
Direct Access to International Tier 1 Network for Faster, Reliable
and Secure IP Services

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:  LVLT) today
announced that it has added points-of-presence in Ljubljana,
and Zagreb, Croatia, giving customers in these areas a
central point of secure and direct access to Level 3’s highly
scalable global network and a robust portfolio of IP-based
communications solutions.

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The new points-of-presence underscore Level 3’s commitment to
deepening its network in Eastern Europe, which is viewed by Level 3
as a growth region for Internet traffic. As a result of the new
points-of-presence, Level 3 will now deliver a wider range of
services to Croatian and Slovenian customers, including Ethernet
private line and wavelength transport services, high-speed Internet
protocol, direct Internet access and virtual private network (VPN),
as well as content and media delivery services.

“Today’s global economy is fast-moving and increasingly
connected, which means that it is critical to have access to a
reliable, secure network with wide international reach,” said Mr.
Tomaz Tomsic, Head of International Carrier Services for Telekom
Slovenije. “The direct access to Level 3’s international IP
backbone network will not only keep us and our customers more
connected to businesses around the world, but it will keep us more
competitive as well.”

“Level 3 is keenly focused on being the carrier of choice to
support the growing demand for IP connectivity and services to
customers in Eastern Europe, and our investments in Slovenia and
Croatia are a significant step in strengthening that position,”
said James Heard, president of European Markets for Level 3. “Our
network expansion into these markets is designed to bring the
scalability to handle unpredictable and growing bandwidth demands,
the international reach to advance the global economy and network
performance to ensure a superior customer experience.”

With the addition of Slovenia and Croatia to Level 3’s list of
countries directly connected to its network, Level 3 now spans more
than 20 countries in Europe and offers connectivity in 50 markets.
For more information on Level 3’s services in Europe, please

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 href="www.level3.com/">www.Level3.com.
 Level 3 services are provided by wholly owned subsidiaries of
Level 3 Communications, Inc.

About Telekom Slovenije

The Telekom Slovenia Group is Slovenia`s leading and most
advanced telecommunications operator in all key segments of the
well-developed and highly competitive Slovenian market, delivering
a comprehensive portfolio of fixed, mobile, Internet and
state-of-the-art integrated telecommunication solutions. Beyond its
clear number one presence in Slovenia, Telekom Slovenia Group is
present in several high growth markets in Southeast Europe, in
Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Albania. The Group’s
acquisition of 50% stake in Gibtelecom, Gibraltar’s dominant fixed,
mobile and Internet operator, represents further steps in the
strategy to extend Telekom Slovenije’s geographic footprint into
selected Southeast European and Mediterranean markets.


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

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