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Level 3 Signs Network Agreement with EWE TEL GmbH


Level 3 to Provide Backbone Solution Across Three Markets, Expanding Relationship with EWE TEL

LONDON, September 25, 2006 - Level 3 Communications’ European Markets Division today announced it has signed a new agreement with EWE TEL GmbH to provide network services across Western Europe, expanding its relationship with EWE TEL. Under the terms of the agreement, Level 3 will provide 10GigE LAN PHY wavelength service, a standard enhancement to the Level 3 intercity wavelength service, connecting EWE TEL’s main Internet exchange points in Europe.

EWE TEL GmbH is one of the largest regional carriers in Germany, providing a large share of telecommunications services in northern Germany. As a full service provider, EWE TEL has approximately 300,000 customers, more than 30,000 business customers, and offers services including mobile, private line, dark fiber and other network solutions.

“Level 3 already serves as a key provider for both transport and high speed Internet Protocol (IP) services to EWE TEL GmbH,” said Dr. Manfred Burke chief technology officer of EWE TEL GmbH. “We have been impressed with the reliability and stability of Level 3’s network, and our past experience with Level 3 gave us great confidence in expanding our relationship with them. The portfolio that Level 3 offers will enable us to manage the growth we are experiencing in our business.”

With its 10GigE LAN PHY offering a dedicated Ethernet point-to-point service, Level 3 enables customers to leverage cost-effective and familiar Ethernet technology to build and grow large IP backbones. This service is available across the majority of Level 3’s fiber-based network in the United States and in Europe, including extensions to key metropolitan points of presence.

“We are delighted to be expanding our relationship with EWE TEL GmbH, helping them to continue to grow their business,” said Uwe Nickl, managing director, Central and Eastern Europe for Level 3. “The continuous investment that Level 3 makes in its network enables our customers to scale in line with their growth demands, and take advantage of new technology.”

With one of the world’s largest IP backbones, Level 3 provides reliable high capacity to meet growing demand from customers. The company offers Internet connectivity in 82 key markets in addition to a comprehensive suite of network services that serve as building blocks for its customers’ diverse service offerings.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc (Nasdaq: LVLT), an international communications company, operates one of the largest Internet backbones in the world. Through its customers, Level 3 is the primary provider of Internet connectivity for millions of broadband subscribers. The company provides a comprehensive suite of services over its broadband fiber optic network including Internet Protocol (IP) services, broadband transport and infrastructure services, colocation services, voice services and voice over IP services. These services provide building blocks that enable Level 3’s customers to meet their growing demands for advanced communications solutions. The company’s Web address is

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Forward-Looking Statement
Some of the statements made by Level 3 in this press release are forward-looking in nature. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Level 3 believes that its primary risk factors include, but are not limited to: increasing the volume of traffic on Level 3’s network; developing new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; successfully completing commercial testing of new technology and information systems to support new products and services, including voice transmission services; stabilizing or reducing the rate of price compression on certain of our communications services; integrating strategic acquisitions; attracting and retaining qualified management and other personnel; and the ability to meet all of the terms and conditions of our 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 release should be evaluated in light of these important factors.


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