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This excerpt taken from the LVLT 10-Q filed May 8, 2009.

(4) Goodwill

 

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill during the three months ended March 31, 2009 are as follows (in millions):

 

 

 

 

 

Coal

 

 

 

 

 

Communications

 

Mining

 

 

 

 

 

Segment

 

Segment

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2008

 

$

1,432

 

$

 

$

1,432

 

Goodwill adjustments

 

 

 

 

Effect of foreign currency rate change

 

(1

)

 

(1

)

Balance at March 31, 2009

 

$

1,431

 

$

 

$

1,431

 

 

The Company conducted its annual goodwill impairment analysis at December 31, 2008 and concluded its goodwill was not impaired.

 

These excerpts taken from the LVLT 10-K filed Feb 27, 2009.

(6) Goodwill

        The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill during the year ended December 31, 2008 are as follows (in millions):

 
  Communications
Segment
  Coal
Mining
Segment
  Total  

Balance as of December 31, 2007

  $ 1,421   $   $ 1,421  

Goodwill adjustments

    12         12  

Effect of foreign currency rate change

    (1 )       (1 )
               

Balance as of December 31, 2008

  $ 1,432   $   $ 1,432  
               

        The goodwill adjustments primarily relate to asset retirement obligation revisions. The Company revised its estimate of the amount of its original estimate of undiscounted cash flows related to certain ROW asset retirement obligations at December 31, 2008. As part of the ROW asset retirement obligation change in estimate, the Company determined that certain of its asset retirement obligations for acquired entities should have been higher at the acquisition date. As a result, the Company increased goodwill by approximately $15 million as of December 31, 2008.

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(6) Goodwill




        The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill during the year ended December 31, 2008 are as follows (in millions):





































































































 
 Communications

Segment
 Coal

Mining

Segment
 Total  

Balance as of December 31, 2007

 $1,421 $ $1,421 

Goodwill adjustments

  12    12 

Effect of foreign currency rate change

  (1)   (1)
        

Balance as of December 31, 2008

 $1,432 $ $1,432 
        




        The
goodwill adjustments primarily relate to asset retirement obligation revisions. The Company revised its estimate of the amount of its original estimate of undiscounted cash flows
related to certain ROW asset retirement obligations at December 31, 2008. As part of the ROW asset retirement obligation change in estimate, the Company determined that certain of its asset
retirement obligations for acquired entities should have been higher at the acquisition date. As a result, the Company increased goodwill by approximately $15 million as of December 31,
2008.



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This excerpt taken from the LVLT 10-Q filed Nov 10, 2008.

(7) Goodwill

 

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill during the nine months ended September 30, 2008 are as follows (dollars in millions):

 

 

 

 

 

Coal

 

 

 

 

 

Communications

 

Mining

 

 

 

 

 

Segment

 

Segment

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as of December 31, 2007

 

$

1,421

 

$

 

$

1,421

 

Effect of foreign currency rate change and other

 

(2

)

 

(2

)

Balance as of September 30, 2008

 

$

1,419

 

$

 

$

1,419

 

 

The Company segregates identifiable intangible assets acquired in a business combination from goodwill. Goodwill is not amortized but instead is evaluated for impairment at least annually in the fourth quarter, or more frequently if impairment indicators are present, using a fair value based test. The Company conducted its annual goodwill impairment analysis in the fourth quarter of 2007 and concluded its goodwill was not impaired.

 

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This excerpt taken from the LVLT 10-Q filed Aug 11, 2008.

(7) Goodwill

 

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill during the six months ended June 30, 2008 are as follows (dollars in millions):

 

 

 

 

 

Coal

 

 

 

 

 

Communications

 

Mining

 

 

 

 

 

Segment

 

Segment

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as of December 31, 2007

 

$

1,421

 

$

 

$

1,421

 

Effect of foreign currency rate change

 

2

 

 

2

 

Balance as of June 30, 2008

 

$

1,423

 

$

 

$

1,423

 

 

The Company segregates identifiable intangible assets acquired in a business combination from goodwill. Goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets are not amortized but instead are evaluated for impairment at least annually in the fourth quarter, or more frequently if impairment indicators are present, using a fair value based test. The Company conducted its annual goodwill impairment analysis in the fourth quarter of 2007 and concluded its goodwill was not impaired.

 

This excerpt taken from the LVLT 10-Q filed May 12, 2008.

(7) Goodwill

 

Goodwill at March 31, 2008 and December 31, 2007 was as follows (dollars in millions):

 

 

 

March 31,
2008

 

December 31,
2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Servecast

 

$

34

 

$

31

 

Broadwing

 

1,038

 

1,038

 

TelCove

 

178

 

179

 

ICG Communications

 

73

 

73

 

Progress Telecom

 

30

 

30

 

McLeod

 

40

 

40

 

XCOM

 

30

 

30

 

 

 

$

1,423

 

$

1,421

 

 

The Company segregates identifiable intangible assets acquired in a business combination from goodwill. Goodwill is not amortized and the carrying amount of the goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets are evaluated at least annually for

 

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impairment, or whenever indicators suggest a potential impairment may exist, using a fair value based test. An assessment of

the carrying value of the goodwill attributable to the communications business was performed as of December 31, 2007 and indicated that goodwill was not impaired.

 

The preliminary valuation for the Servecast acquisition indicated that the purchase price exceeded the fair value of the identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed and resulted in goodwill of $31 million as of December 31, 2007. In the first quarter of 2008, the Company received the final valuation report for the Servecast acquisition. The final valuation report did not result in any changes to the valuation of Servecast.  The increase in goodwill attributable to Servecast at March 31, 2008 is due to fluctuations in foreign currency rates.

 

These excerpts taken from the LVLT 10-K filed Feb 29, 2008.

(11) Goodwill

        Goodwill attributable to each of the Company's acquisitions at December 31, 2007 and 2006 was as follows (dollars in millions):

 
  December 31, 2007
  December 31, 2006
Servecast   $ 31   $
Broadwing     1,038    
TelCove     179     179
ICG Communications     73     127
Progress Telecom     30     32
McLeod     40     40
XCOM     30     30
   
 
    $ 1,421   $ 408
   
 

        The Company segregates identifiable intangible assets acquired in a business combination from goodwill. Goodwill is not amortized and the carrying amount of the goodwill must be evaluated at least annually for impairment using a fair value based test. An assessment of the carrying value of goodwill attributable to the communications business was performed as of December 31, 2007 and indicated that goodwill was not impaired.

        The preliminary valuation for the Servecast acquisition indicated that the purchase price exceeded the fair value of the identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed and resulted in goodwill of $31 million as of December 31, 2007.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

(11) Goodwill (Continued)

        As described in Note 2, the Company received a revised valuation report for the CDN Business in the second quarter of 2007 that resulted in increased valuations for patents and customer-related intangible assets and resulted in the elimination of the $110 million of goodwill preliminarily recorded for the CDN Business acquisition in the first quarter of 2007. During the third quarter of 2007, the Company received the final valuation report for the CDN Business acquisition. The final valuation report did not result in any additional changes to the valuation of the CDN Business.

        The preliminary valuation for the Broadwing acquisition indicated that the purchase price exceeded the fair value of the identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed and resulted in goodwill of $939 million. As described in Note 2, the Company received a final valuation for Broadwing that resulted in a reduced valuation for customer-related intangible assets and an increase to goodwill totaling $100 million in the fourth quarter of 2007. In addition, the Company made other purchase price allocation adjustments for the Broadwing acquisition during 2007 that resulted in a net decrease of $1 million to the goodwill recorded for Broadwing.

        The final valuation of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed in the Looking Glass transaction indicated that the fair value of the identifiable net assets acquired exceeded the consideration paid to the former owners by $22 million, which reduced the fair value of long-lived assets acquired in the transaction on a pro-rata basis. During the third quarter of 2007, the Company recorded net purchase price allocation adjustments for the Looking Glass acquisition totaling $2 million related to unutilized leased facilities assumed in the acquisition. The facilities underlying these leases have not been used by the Company since the date of acquisition and are not planned to be used by the Company in the future. The $2 million adjustment to the purchase price of Looking Glass was recorded as an increase in the value of the long-lived assets.

        The final valuations for the Progress Telecom, ICG Communications and TelCove acquisitions indicated that the purchase price exceeded the fair value of the identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed and resulted in goodwill of $30 million, $73 million and $179 million, respectively. The final valuation for ICG Communications was received in the second quarter of 2007. As a result of the revisions to the fixed asset and customer-related intangible asset valuations described in Note 2, the goodwill recorded in connection with the ICG Communications acquisition was reduced from $127 million based on the preliminary valuation to $73 million based on the final valuation.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

(11) Goodwill (Continued)

(11) Goodwill



        Goodwill attributable to each of the Company's acquisitions at December 31, 2007 and 2006 was as follows (dollars in millions):


































































































 
 December 31, 2007
 December 31, 2006
Servecast $31 $
Broadwing  1,038  
TelCove  179  179
ICG Communications  73  127
Progress Telecom  30  32
McLeod  40  40
XCOM  30  30
  
 
  $1,421 $408
  
 




        The
Company segregates identifiable intangible assets acquired in a business combination from goodwill. Goodwill is not amortized and the carrying amount of the goodwill must be
evaluated at least annually for impairment using a fair value based test. An assessment of the carrying value of goodwill attributable to the communications business was performed as of
December 31, 2007 and indicated that goodwill was not impaired.



        The
preliminary valuation for the Servecast acquisition indicated that the purchase price exceeded the fair value of the identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed and resulted
in goodwill of $31 million as of December 31, 2007.



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LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)




(11) Goodwill (Continued)



        As
described in Note 2, the Company received a revised valuation report for the CDN Business in the second quarter of 2007 that resulted in increased valuations for patents and
customer-related intangible assets and resulted in the elimination of the $110 million of goodwill preliminarily recorded for the CDN Business acquisition in the first quarter of 2007. During
the third quarter of 2007, the Company received the final valuation report for the CDN Business acquisition. The final valuation report did not result in any additional changes to the valuation of the
CDN Business.



        The
preliminary valuation for the Broadwing acquisition indicated that the purchase price exceeded the fair value of the identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed and resulted
in goodwill of $939 million. As described in Note 2, the Company received a final valuation for Broadwing that resulted in a reduced valuation for customer-related intangible assets and
an increase to goodwill totaling $100 million in the fourth quarter of 2007. In addition, the Company made other purchase price allocation adjustments for the Broadwing acquisition during 2007
that resulted in a net decrease of $1 million to the goodwill recorded for Broadwing.



        The
final valuation of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed in the Looking Glass transaction indicated that the fair value of the identifiable net assets acquired exceeded the
consideration paid to the former owners by $22 million, which reduced the fair value of long-lived assets acquired in the transaction on a pro-rata basis. During the
third quarter of 2007, the Company recorded net purchase price allocation adjustments for the Looking Glass acquisition totaling $2 million related to unutilized leased facilities assumed in
the acquisition. The facilities underlying these leases have not been used by the Company since the date of acquisition and are not planned to be used by the Company in the future. The
$2 million adjustment to the purchase price of Looking Glass was recorded as an increase in the value of the long-lived assets.



        The
final valuations for the Progress Telecom, ICG Communications and TelCove acquisitions indicated that the purchase price exceeded the fair value of the identifiable assets acquired
and liabilities
assumed and resulted in goodwill of $30 million, $73 million and $179 million, respectively. The final valuation for ICG Communications was received in the second quarter of 2007.
As a result of the revisions to the fixed asset and customer-related intangible asset valuations described in Note 2, the goodwill recorded in connection with the ICG Communications acquisition
was reduced from $127 million based on the preliminary valuation to $73 million based on the final valuation.



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(11) Goodwill (Continued)



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