tw telecom Wins 2012 North America MEF Carrier Ethernet Award for Best Enterprise Application

    tw telecom Wins 2012 North America MEF Carrier Ethernet Award for Best
                            Enterprise Application

- Recognized for unique Dynamic Capacity bandwidth-on-demand application

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --tw telecom (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 winner of the
prestigious 2012 North America Carrier Ethernet Award for Best Ethernet
Business Application. The annual award was presented by the Metro Ethernet
Forum (MEF) during the Ethernet Expo New York at the New York Hilton.


tw telecom was recognized for its unique Dynamic Capacity bandwidth-on-demand
service that allows enterprise 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. This
capability does not affect a customer's service or quality of transmission.

"Dynamic Capacity is one of our Intelligent Network capabilities that deliver
customers real-time visibility, flexibility and control of their network
performance," said Mike Rouleau,

tw telecom Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy."This
capability is what customers need to become more efficient in serving their
customers and in growing their businesses."

"MEF received submissions involving many innovative applications across
numerous vertical markets, showcasing how Carrier Ethernet services are
delivering substantial business value. It is great to see innovators like tw
telecom rewarded for the industry leadership," said Nan Chen, MEF President.

The 2012 MEF Carrier Ethernet Awards recognize excellence and leadership in
the development, marketing and delivery of Carrier Ethernet Services. The
awards are judged by

panels of independent industry analysts and presented annually in North
America (NA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and the
Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) regions.

"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

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 delivers Intelligent Network
capabilities over its national Business Ethernet network to meet customers'
evolving needs for real-time performance metrics.

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 for more information.

About The MEF:
The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 200 organizations
including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network
equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing
organizations. The MEF's mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of
Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier
Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote
interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide.

For more information about the Forum, including a complete listing of all
current MEF members, please visit the MEF web site at

SOURCE tw telecom

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