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tw telecom Launches Industry First Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity® Nationally -- Expands industry leading Intelligent Network and Dynamic Capacity capabilities to 10 Gig

-- Real-time network visibility links to on-demand elastic and dedicated Business Ethernet bandwidth increases; without human intervention

-- Customers define thresholds that automatically increase network bandwidth

LITTLETON, Colo., July 25, 2013 /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. and globally, today announced the launch of its new Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity® real-time, automatic dedicated Ethernet bandwidth-on-demand capability. For the first time ever, enterprises now have the capability to pre-set bandwidth utilization thresholds, without human intervention, that automatically doubles or triples network Business Ethernet bandwidth when reached.  tw telecom's Intelligent Network capabilities support bandwidth needs up to 10 Gig.  

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Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity is a new key component of tw telecom's Intelligent Network that gives enterprises unprecedented visibility, flexibility and control of their network.  Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity ties together tw telecom's first two phases of its Intelligent Network portfolio, which increases the velocity at which enterprises buy and consume dedicated network services, and is an integral part of its future Constellation Platform(sm) vision.   

John Blount, Chief Operating Officer at tw telecom, said, "Our Alerts Driven feature takes our previously introduced Dynamic Capacity to the next level by providing customers with automatic linkages between network performance visibility and system-driven increased bandwidth that reflects what we believe is the future for enterprises – which is greater and greater automation of the network."

"To support the rapid proliferation of networked business applications, IT professionals increasingly need better real time visibility and control of their networks," said Erin Dunne, Director of Research Services, Vertical Systems Group.  "A significant challenge is how to efficiently manage network bandwidth in response to new Cloud apps or changes in existing applications. tw telecom addresses these needs with its Intelligent Network capabilities. Specifically, Dynamic Capacity is a unique capability that enables CIOs to look into their network metrics in real time and then allocate Ethernet bandwidth on-demand." 

"No other service puts the customer in immediate control of their network like Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity," Blount said. "It provides businesses across industries, like health care, financial, and education, with the ability to significantly enhance network performance during times of peak use, leading to increased efficiency and capability, and then returning to the originally committed network bandwidth at the conclusion of the event."

Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity is available to Business Ethernet customers that have Enhanced Management and Dynamic Capacity capabilities.  Customers and prospects in approximately 18,500 tw telecom fiber-connected buildings in 75 major metro markets across the country have access to the Company's Intelligent Network services.

tw telecom has taken a unique approach in developing and delivering its Intelligent Network portfolio by incorporating customer feedback into its  evolving IT strategies at the foundation of the solution. The Company's Intelligent Network services suite is highly scalable and widely available to meet the needs of Business Ethernet customers because it is built on the company's comprehensive data services platform and its integrated systems architecture.  tw telecom is one of the top three providers of Business Ethernet throughout the U.S., according to leading industry analysts Vertical Systems Group and Frost & Sullivan. 

tw telecom's customer commitment to innovation and delivering reliable network solutions, its resilient national fiber network, and an extensive product portfolio enables tw telecom to deliver consistent, secure, scalable and predictable network connections to enterprises throughout the U.S. 

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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