tw telecom Extends Fiber Network to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

           tw telecom Extends Fiber Network to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

- Expanded fiber network gives hundreds of businesses a competitive choice for
managed voice, Internet and data network services

- Strong demand for Business Ethernet drives tw telecom fiber network growth

PR Newswire

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Dec. 18, 2012

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Dec. 18, 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
announced an expansion of its fiber network into the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
business district. Hundreds of businesses in Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls,
Idaho, will now be able to utilize tw telecom's industry-leading network
solutions. tw telecom currently operates networks in Spokane, Wash. and
Boise, Idaho, as well as in 75 markets across the country.


"tw telecom's network extension adds tremendous value to Coeur d'Alene area
businesses," said Steve Wilson, president and CEO of the Coeur d'Alene Chamber
of Commerce. "The network is a valuable component in attracting new
businesses into this region. We are pleased with tw telecom's commitment and
investment in delivering their  powerful Ethernet network  to help us create
economic opportunity."

"tw telecom is a valued partner to us and Spokane area businesses and their
network solutions add tremendous value to attract more businesses to our
region," said Robin Toth, vice president of Business Development for Greater
Spokane, Inc. "We are very pleased with the commitment and investment tw
telecom is making in Spokane and the surrounding business community."

"Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls businesses will be able to access tw telecom's 
industry leading Business Ethernet, including our Intelligent Network services
such as Enhanced Management and Dynamic Capacity," said Tom Newbury, tw
telecom's vice president in Spokane, Wash. and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. "This
will give them unprecedented real-time visibility, control and flexibility of
their network to become more efficient in serving their customers and in
growing their businesses."

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 recently introduced its Intelligent
Network suite of services that is delivered over the firm's Business Ethernet
network. These capabilities include Enhanced Management and Dynamic

"We see an ever increasing demand for our Business Ethernet services from
customers that want to improve their communications infrastructure and access
newer applications such as cloud computing, telepresence, and collaboration,"
said Newbury.

Enhanced Management allows customers the ability to immediately view their
entire network – end to end, and segment by segment – and to monitor the
overall performance of their network in real-time. Dynamic Capacity, a unique
bandwidth on demand solution, allows subscribers to increase their bandwidth
as needed up to three times their subscribed data rate. This is performed in
seconds by accessing the tw telecom customer portal. After the event occurs,
whether scheduled or unscheduled, the customer returns to the original
committed data rate. Neither capability affects the customer's service or
quality of transmission.

"tw telecom is recognized for the level of superior customer service we
provide," added Newbury. "Our new fiber connectivity provides a highly
reliable and resilient network connection that supports our local businesses
and helps them grow their business in an 'intelligent' way."

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.

SOURCE tw telecom

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