BROOMFIELD, Colo., and Dallas, Texas, May 11, 2015 – Both companies issued the following statement:

Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) and AT&T (NYSE:T) have signed a long-term, bilateral interconnection agreement for their IP networks. This will result in improved efficiency of traffic exchange, and the additional capacity and new interconnection locations between the networks will allow customers to continue to experience high-quality performance and network reliability. As the Internet continues to evolve, Internet service providers are working together to allow the exchange of Internet traffic in a dynamic, robust and reliable manner.

“This agreement will benefit Level 3’s and AT&T’s customers for years to come,” said Anthony Christie, chief marketing officer for Level 3. “With customer needs at the forefront, you enable a growing, secure and resilient interconnection environment.”

“We are dedicated to continuing to ensure customers have the best network experience,” said Roman Pacewicz, senior vice president of Marketing & Global Strategy for AT&T Business Solutions. “By adding capacity with Level 3, customers will continue to experience high performance speeds to meet their needs.”