GREENSBORO, NC (August 30, 2016)
Level 3 Communications, Inc. has been chosen as the NC811 Safe Digging Partner for August, 2016 due to its ongoing commitment to safety, damage prevention and spreading the “Call Before You Dig” message to the public.

Many safe digging partners have made the commitment to call 811 prior to any excavation, but few go above and beyond with making safety their #1 priority.  Level 3 Communications, Inc. has shown their commitment to keeping their community and employees safe.  “This is truly the type of Safe Digging Partner NC811 is looking for:  The commitment to keeping the community safe while excavating and providing a vital utility service to their customers,” said NC811’s Director of Education Ann Rushing.  Level 3 employee Sam Gonzalez, Outside Plant Engineer II is actively involved as the Chairman of the Union County Utility Coordinating Committee along with other employees that attend and support their local UCC around the State of NC.  Many have also committed to taking the pipes plus training, which shares valuable information about digging around all underground utilities.

NC811 acknowledged Level 3’s commitment to damage prevention at their Charlotte, NC office on Friday, August 25, 2016 with a Safe Digging Partner award certificate.  NC811 began the Safe Digging Partner program in 2015.

“Level 3 Communications is honored to receive this award as it exemplifies our commitment to providing safe, secure and reliable service to our customers and to keeping our employees and the community safe,” said Michael Brady, Level 3 Communications, General Manager, Carolinas. “As a company, we promote the safe digging message. In fact, earlier this month, in partnership with Colorado 811, we issued an external video touting the importance of call before you dig and digging safety.”

Find out more about becoming a Safe Digging Partner.

About NC811
Since 1978, North Carolina 811 has provided a fast and easy communications link with local utility providers. The public provides NC811 information about excavation, NC811 transmits the information to utilities and they send out locators to mark underground lines for free. Call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 three working days before you plan on digging.

About Level 3 Communications, Inc.
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that 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 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities.