tw telecom Leads All Competitive Providers in Delivering Business Ethernet Services

  tw telecom Leads All Competitive Providers in Delivering Business Ethernet

-Vertical Systems Group recognizes tw telecom as one of the top 3 Business
Ethernet Providers in the U.S.

- Continues market share leadership since 2006

- tw telecom's Intelligent Network and unique Dynamic Capacity allow customers
to increase Business Ethernet bandwidth in real-time

PR Newswire

LITTLETON, Colo., Feb. 1, 2013

LITTLETON, Colo., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc.(NASDAQ: TWTC),
a leading global provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet,
converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and
world-wide, today announced its continued leading market share performance
among competitive service providers. Vertical Systems Group, a leading
industry analyst, recognized tw telecom's leadership performance in its
year-end 2012 U.S. Business Ethernet Services Leaderboard as one of the top 3
providers delivering business Ethernet services.


"Business Ethernet is the foundation of our network strength, resiliency and
reach," said Mike Rouleau, Senior Vice President – Strategy and Business
Development at tw telecom. "It is the platform for our Intelligent Network
services that deliver CIOs immediate, real-time visibility and control of
their network.The power and flexibility of Business Ethernet resonates with
our Enterprise customer base and enables us to broadly deploy services to 10
Gigabit Ethernet today, to meet their growing needs for applications driven

"The U.S. market for retail Ethernet ports rose 24% in 2012," said Rick
Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. "The year was characterized by
major backbone upgrades, new market rollouts, price wars and channel
expansion. Ethernet access to IP VPNs and Cloud connectivity was the fastest
growing application." Ethernet port shares were calculated using the base of
enterprise installations of Ethernet services, plus input from Vertical
Systems Group's independent surveys of Ethernet providers.

tw telecom continues to innovate around its Business Ethernet service
platform. Business Ethernet is the foundation of its Intelligent Network that
includes the unique real-time Dynamic Capacity bandwidth-on-demand capability
that allows customers to instantly double or triple network capacity to meet
scheduled and unplanned network events without service interruption.
Recognized by the Metro Ethernet Forum for this industry unique bandwidth on
demand capability, tw telecom won the prestigious 2012 MEF North America
Carrier Ethernet Award for the Best Business Application.

tw telecom's national resilient fiber network and infrastructure connects
approximately 17,000 commercial buildings* across the country to enable a
secure, scalable and predictable networking experience for a large and growing
number of enterprises worldwide.

For more information, please visit

* Data as of Sept. 30, 2012.

About tw telecom inc.
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.

tw telecom has offices in 75 U.S. metropolitan areas including: ALABAMA –
Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery; ARIZONA – Phoenix, Tucson; ARKANSAS –
Little Rock; CALIFORNIA – Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange
County, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San
Luis Obispo; COLORADO – Colorado Springs, Denver; FLORIDA – Ft. Lauderdale,
Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa; GEORGIA – Atlanta, Columbus; HAWAII –
Honolulu; IDAHO -- Boise; INDIANA -- Indianapolis; ILLINOIS – Chicago;
KENTUCKY – Lexington, Louisville; LOUISIANA – Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake
Charles, New Orleans, Shreveport; MARYLAND – Baltimore; MINNESOTA –
Minneapolis-St. Paul; MISSISSIPPI – Jackson; MISSOURI – Kansas City, O'Fallon;
NEVADA – Las Vegas; NEW JERSEY – Northern New Jersey; NEW MEXICO –
Albuquerque; NEW YORK -- Albany, Binghamton, New York City, Rochester,
Syracuse; Northern New Jersey; NORTH CAROLINA -- Charlotte, Fayetteville,
Greensboro, Raleigh; OHIO -- Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton; OKLAHOMA – Tulsa;
SOUTH CAROLINA – Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg; TENNESSEE – Chattanooga,
Memphis, Nashville; TEXAS-- Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Ft.
Worth, Houston, San Antonio; WASHINGTON – Seattle, Spokane, Vancouver;

SOURCE tw telecom

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