tw telecom Named 2012 Top Public Company by Light Reading

          tw telecom Named 2012 Top Public Company by Light Reading

- Receives Light Reading's Leading Lights Company of the Year Award

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc.(NASDAQ: TWTC), a
leading provider of managed services including Business Ethernet, converged
and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S., today was named
Light Reading's Leading Lights Award 2012 Public Company of the Year. The
annual awards competition is held during the Ethernet Expo New York at the New
York Hilton. 

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According to the Light Reading Leading Lights Awards program information, the
Public Company of the Year award is given to the firm that "stands out among
its competitors, innovates constantly, makes investors proud and makes
employees happy." tw telecom won the award over nine other finalists in the
Company of the Year (Public) category.

Judged by Light Reading editors, with help from Heavy Reading and Pyramid
Research analysts and feedback from industry sources, the Leading Lights
Awards program focuses on next-generation communications technology,
applications, and services, and rewards the companies that have performed well
over the past year.

In accepting the award, Mike Rouleau, tw telecom Senior Vice President of
Business Development and Strategy, thanked Light Reading and acknowledged his
company's employees who continually work diligently to ensure its networks,
products and service are exceptional.

"Our commitment to Business Ethernet is unprecedented in the industry,"
Rouleau said. "We have delivered Ethernet nationally to enterprises for more
than a decade and are consistently one of the three leading providers of
Business Ethernet across the country. Our continuous innovation strategy
around Business Ethernet continues to differentiate us in the market with our
customers."

tw telecom's Business Ethernet provides secure, scalable, predictable network
connections for any enterprise needing connectivity to remote locations, data
centers and to the cloud. tw telecom is now delivering Intelligent Network
capabilities over its national Business Ethernet network to meet customers'
evolving needs for real-time performance metrics.

"Our Enhanced Management and unique Dynamic Capacity capabilities allow
customers real-time visibility into their network performance," Rouleau said.
"Even more important, our Dynamic Capacity capability allows customers to
double or triple their network capacity in seconds to meet immediate business
demands or to schedule increased bandwidth for business applications or a
certain ad-hoc need. They can then return to their original committed
information rate in seconds."

"Neither capability affects the customer's service or quality of transmission
and is performed by the enterprise network manager," Rouleau added. "This
flexibility is seamless and simple and gives IT managers and CIOs the real
time visibility, access and control they have always wanted to become more
efficient in serving their customers and in growing their businesses."

About tw telecom

tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider
of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN
solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also
delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking,
Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and
communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network
infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network
capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an
industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business
productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

SOURCE tw telecom

Website: http://www.twtelecom.com
Contact: Bob Meldrum, bob.meldrum@twtelecom.com, +1-303-566-1354, mobile,
+1-303-324-9588