tw telecom Expands Network in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, today announced it is expanding its existing network reach in Memphis with the addition of nearly 100 new route miles of fiber. 

The expansion extends the company's network footprint from the city of Memphis east to Germantown and Collierville, as well as north to Millington including access and connection capabilities to the Millington Naval Base.

The company will leverage this market expansion to further deploy its industry-leading portfolio of data and Internet services to more enterprises, including its innovative Business Ethernet and Intelligent Network solutions. 

"I look forward to leveraging this network expansion to provide Memphis-area enterprises with secure, scalable and predictable network connections that deliver better, faster and easier solutions to move their businesses forward," said Joe Brooks, vice president and general manager, tw telecom Memphis.  "Our industry-leading managed network solutions, such as the Intelligent Network, are now available to companies in Germantown, Collierville and Millington that require high bandwidth with secure, scalable, predictable and dynamic network connections."

"The Greater Memphis IT Council applauds tw telecom's commitment to the economic development of the Memphis area, marked by the expansion of its fiber network," said Executive Director Regina Whitley.  "The Collierville, Germantown and Millington business community will greatly benefit from the growth resulting from tw telecom's expansion."

The Memphis expansion is part of a national multi-market effort by the company to expand its metro fiber footprint approximately 17 percent across the country.  As part of this effort, tw telecom plans to enter into five new high-demand markets – Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Richmond and Salt Lake City -  and accelerate the density of its metro-fiber footprint in 28 existing markets.  The company is investing this year to rapidly integrate and connect the entire 32-market expansion effort into its national network and operational infrastructure.  The company also intends to expand its sales force, including sales and support employees as well as additional operations personnel to support this project.

tw telecom is the top ranked competitive provider and one of the top three providers of Business Ethernet throughout the U.S., according to leading industry analysts Vertical Systems Group. 

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.

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