U.S. Department of Defense Finalizes Selection of Level 3 for 10 year Multimillion Dollar Task Order

Level 3 to Provide Dedicated Infrastructure, Diverse Route Connectivity, Global Transmission and Integration Services to Locations throughout U.S.

Author: Austin Holverson

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DISA just signed a 10-year contract with Level 3 to receive dedicated fiber-cable operations and maintenance support, as well as IP-based infrastructure which will be used to connect various DoD locations.
BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has issued initial task orders to Level 3 to provide dedicated fiber-cable operations and maintenance support, and IP-based infrastructure under a 10-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity task order contract with a maximum value of approximately $410.8 million. DISA announced its initial selection of Level 3 earlier this year.

Under the terms of the contract, Level 3 will provide DISA, a Combat Support Agency, with Managed Capacity and Transport Services (MCTS), fiber infrastructure and maintenance support, IP-based infrastructure, and professional support services to connect various Department of Defense (DoD) locations.

"Level 3's dedicated, robust infrastructure will help DISA support the DoD's growing demand for bandwidth, enable initiatives that will improve security, and increase efficiency by reducing disparate and legacy telecommunications networks," said Edward Morche, senior vice president of Level 3's Government Markets Group. "Beyond expanding its IP backbone network with Level 3, DISA will also have dedicated professional support from an organization that understands the mission critical nature of DISA's requirements."

DISA engineers and delivers command and control capabilities and enterprise infrastructure to support joint warfighters, National-level leaders, and other mission and coalition partners across the full spectrum of DoD operations.

Level 3's expertise in operating scalable, proven and secure solutions has proven successful in assisting our military and government agencies as they have looked to streamline operations while maintaining the highest degree of security. Level 3's Government Markets Group is well-versed in the latest Federal compliance and security requirements to provide the solutions that agencies need to meet everyday IT and communications challenges.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) 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 450 markets in 45 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com


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