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Level 3 Included in Streaming Media 100 for 6th Consecutive Year

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 13, 2016 – As the creation and consumption of online video continues to grow, so does the importance of companies that can deliver that content reliably, seamlessly and to scale. Today, Streaming Media, a leader in news and events around streaming media implementations, released its annual Streaming Media 100 list, which recognizes the top companies that provide streaming and OTT technologies, products and services. Level 3 Communications made the list for the sixth consecutive year.



Streaming Media begins with a master list of all the vendors in the online video space, which its editorial and publishing teams rank on a scale of one (doesn't belong on the final list at all) to five (no list of the most important companies would be complete without it). The top 100 make the list. The Streaming Media 100 focuses exclusively on companies with headquarters in the United States. Later this year, it will publish a similar list, the Streaming Media Europe 101, focusing on companies with headquarters in Europe.


Key Quotes:

Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, Editor, Streaming Media

"While the big streaming services and tentpole events get all the attention, technology creators and partners often toil behind the scenes to make it all happen. The Streaming Media 100 is our annual attempt to shine the spotlight on the companies that enable the creation and delivery of all of that amazing content. These companies are the ones that our editors and contributors have determined to be the cream of the crop—the most important, most innovative, and most influential companies providing streaming and OTT technologies, products, and services. Congratulations to all 100 of them."


Jon Alexander, Senior Director of Product Management, Level 3

“More and more, we’re hearing from our content customers that a fast, reliable and scalable content delivery network is critical to their business’ success. Over the past year, Level 3 has been laser-focused on improving its CDN’s performance, and we are committed to delivering the seamless, high-quality experience our customers and their end-users have come to expect.”


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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. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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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: increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; 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 risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; 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; 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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