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Vixxi Solutions Selects Level 3 as the Primary Network Provider for Its Enhanced 911 Nationwide Network.

Level 3 Delivers Extended Geographic Coverage of Emergency Enhanced 911 Infrastructure

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Level 3 Communications' Wholesale Markets group today announced that it has extended its relationship with Vixxi Solutions, Inc., a nationwide, Internet-enabled Enhanced 911 (E-911) solutions provider, to support that company's network connectivity to E-911 private and dedicated infrastructures. Supporting Vixxi's deployment of FCC-compliant nomadic 911 services to Voice over IP (VoIP) service providers, Level 3 now serves as a primary provider of E-911 network connectivity for Vixxi.

Under the terms of this agreement, Vixxi will leverage Level 3's extensive geographic presence to route 911 calls to the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) over the nationwide 911 infrastructure, thereby expanding Vixxi's coverage to provide FCC compliant nomadic E-911 capabilities to service providers. Vixxi's database capability will identify the customer's location and then send the call to Level 3 with routing instructions to terminate the call to the geographically relevant PSAP.

"Aligning ourselves with the Level 3 network enables expanded coverage of our Enhanced 911 services to customers across the nation," said Christopher Camut, Chief Executive Officer of Vixxi Solutions. "With a comprehensive solutions portfolio and proven E-911 expertise, Level 3 will help us to provide a better, more extended reach in support of public safety."

Vixxi is a partner of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Next Generation Enhanced 911 (E-911) Program of providers of nationwide, Internet-enabled E-911 solutions.

"Our expanded relationship with Vixxi improves Level 3's presence and market space within the E-911 segment of telecommunications," said Andrew Crouch, president of Level 3's Wholesale Markets Group. "This Internet-enabled technology will leverage the Level 3 network, to ensure maximum geographic reach and efficiency for Vixxi."

Level 3 is a premier provider of Voice services and its Level 3(R) E-911 Direct service is one of the only FCC-complaint E-911 services that meets NENA standards. Level 3's E-911 network was created in 2004 and provides connectivity to over 330 selective routers and over 3,700 PSAPs, covering approximately 82 percent of the U.S. population.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. 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 http://www.level3.com/.

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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