tw telecom Wins Light Reading's Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Solution of the Year Award

 tw telecom Wins Light Reading's Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Solution of
                                the Year Award

- E-Access "One to Many" Product gains traction among international carriers

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2013 /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., received the prestigious Light
Reading Leading Lights Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Solution of the Year
award for its E-Access "One to Many" solution. The annual awards competition
is held the evening before the two-day Ethernet & SDN Expo in New York City
beginning October 2^nd. 


E-Access is tw telecom's "One to Many" national Ethernet service that provides
a ready-made infrastructure for carriers to quickly and easily reach their
end-user locations across a secure, scalable and predictable network.

"Many carriers typically do not have their own network to connect everywhere
they need to go, so they look to tw telecom to provide secure, scalable and
predictable network connections and solutions that help them deliver
applications to their customers' thousands of locations," said Tom Marx,
President of tw telecom's Wholesale Services. "Carriers that use E-Access
can also avoid capital investments, reduce operating costs and more easily
manage their network capability."

tw telecom is the first U.S. service provider with national E-Access EPL and
EVPL Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification granted by the Metro Ethernet Forum
(MEF). CE 2.0 certification is very important in the industry and tells
business customers that the products and services tw telecom offers deliver
world-class connectivity, anytime, anywhere.

tw telecom is a leader in delivering Business Ethernet services, and for more
than over a decade has aligned its Ethernet portfolio around MEF service
definitions. Ethernet (E-line EPL and EVPL services) are also MEF Carrier
Ethernet 2.0 certified and are key components of the company's Business
Ethernet infrastructure and award winning Intelligent Network capabilities.
These capabilities include Enhanced Management and the industry's first
real-time, automatic bandwidth-on-demand service called Alerts Driven Dynamic
Capacity®. tw telecom's Intelligent Network portfolio increases the velocity
at which enterprises buy and consume network services and is an integral part
of its future Constellation Platform^sm vision.

"Our commitment to Business Ethernet is unprecedented in the industry," Marx
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 previously won the Light Reading Leading Lights 2012 Company of the
Year (Public) award.

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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