Level 3 Provides 'Net Access to eBay

Agreement makes Level 3 one of eBay's primary providers of bandwidth services

February 6, 2003

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT - News) today announced that it has signed an agreement to provide Internet access service to eBay Inc., the world's online marketplace(TM).eBay is using Internet access from Level 3 to deliver services to almost 62 million registered members, who use eBay to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and services over the Internet. The deal makes Level 3 one of eBay's primary providers of bandwidth. Glenn Beeswanger, vice president of operations for eBay said, "We selected Level 3 as a broadband services provider because of its ability to provision services quickly and efficiently and because of its strong reputation for operational excellence and customer care." "eBay has been called the perfect store," said Kevin O'Hara, president and COO for Level 3. "Last year, people around the world used eBay to consummate transactions valued at approximately $15 billion, making eBay one of the most successful e-commerce companies anywhere. We are very pleased they have chosen Level 3 as a network provider and look forward to working with them to deliver a reliable, satisfying online experience to their members." eBay is using Level 3's (3)CrossRoads service, which connects Level 3's customers and network in the U.S. and Europe with the networks that comprise the public Internet. Level 3 is one of the world's leading providers of Internet connectivity and colocation services for Internet service providers, search-engines and portals. Level 3 Communications Inc.

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