Jupiter Picks Level 3

Level 3 upgrades Jupiter hosting to multiple 10-GigE high speed Internet access circuits throughout Silicon Valley

May 31, 2007

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Level 3 Communications' Content Markets Group today announced that it has been selected by Jupiter Hosting, Inc., a leading managed hosting company, to upgrade that company's Internet access service to multiple 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GigE) circuits. Under the terms of the expanded multi-year service agreement, Level 3 will increase the total IP transit capacity it supplies to Jupiter Hosting.

Level 3 will replace multiple single-gigabit Ethernet ports with 10 GigE circuits in three of Jupiter Hosting's Silicon Valley, California locations. The upgrades are needed to support the expansion of the Jupiter Hosting network, enabling the firm to better serve its existing managed hosting customers, as well as to facilitate its entry into new markets. The upgrades will also simplify Jupiter Hosting's Internet Protocol (IP) transit architecture to enable more efficient operations.

"Our customers have come to expect exceptional network performance and uptime," said Ray Taft, president and chief executive officer of Jupiter Hosting. "When it comes to the underlying technologies we use to serve our customers, we select only the best upstream providers. Time and time again, Level 3 has proven their reliability and commitment to excellence, so selecting them for this expansion project was an easy decision to make. With the additional capacity these upgrades will provide, we'll now have the transmission capabilities to deliver the content new IPTV and Video on-Demand frameworks require."

"Jupiter Hosting has been a Level 3 customer for many years, and this new agreement further solidifies our shared commitment to Jupiter Hosting's continued growth and success," said Grant van Rooyen, senior vice president of Level 3's Content Markets Group. "Level 3 is uniquely positioned to be able to respond to the needs of clients like Jupiter Hosting that have experienced substantial IP traffic growth. We are committed to continuing to upgrade our network so that we can scale to deliver industry-leading, high-speed solutions such as 10 GigE IP transit."

Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LVLT)

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