Core NAP Selects tw telecom for Business Ethernet Services to Expand Its Reach in Austin

- Multi-year contract increases reach of top-tier data center operator

Mar 30, 2011, 12:00 ET from tw telecom

AUSTIN, Texas, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses in Texas and throughout the U.S., today announced that top-tier data center operator Core NAP has selected it to provide last-mile Ethernet services that will allow the company to greatly expand its reach in Austin.

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Core NAP is a leading provider of colocation, network, managed services, disaster recovery, and now cloud server solutions for small to large businesses. Headquartered in Austin, its data center boasts the greatest number of network peering and transit points of any data center in central Texas, providing businesses with the lowest overall latency possible.

"tw telecom's business Ethernet platform allows us to reach an additional 350 buildings in Austin and gives us the scalability to grow and expand with our customer's connectivity, colocation and cloud server needs much more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before," said Kenneth Smith, CEO, at Core NAP. "tw telecom has been a communications partner for more than 8 years, and they continue to top our list when we measure providers against metrics such as service quality, reliability, cost and customer service."

"In the past 8 years, Core NAP has built itself into one of the premier providers of colocation, managed services, network, and disaster recovery solutions in Central Texas by providing tremendous value and an incredibly high level of customer service," said Jenny Rogers, vice president and general manager for tw telecom's Austin market. "I am pleased that tw telecom services have been a part of Core NAP's previous growth, and excited that we will help them continue to grow and deliver an even better customer experience in the coming years."

tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its fiber network than any other competitive communications provider.  In fact, it has the third highest market share of retail Ethernet ports in service. With its own metro fiber networks and one of the ten most interconnected IP backbones in the world, tw telecom has the national capability, robust product portfolio and national/local customer care teams to support mission critical enterprise applications and to deliver the industry's most sought after customer experience.

About tw telecom

tw telecom holdings inc., a unit of tw telecom inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, local and long distance voice, VoIP, VPN and security, to enterprise organizations and communications services companies throughout the U.S., and globally.  As a leading provider of integrated and converged network solutions, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, quality, service, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

About Core NAP

Core NAP is a top tier data center operator that provides cost-effective managed services, collocation, access solutions, and disaster recovery to companies throughout the Texas region. Through its energy-efficient Austin facility, Core NAP delivers the industry's most responsive, flexible and reliable data center solutions. Founded in 2002, Core NAP has grown into the best-connected data center in central Texas. The company's 14,000-square-foot facility is the foundation for a full suite of premium Internet solutions that enable or improve its customers' Internet connectivity or help them build and manage their enterprise private networks, connecting multiple locations securely and affordably. For more information, visit www.corenap.com.

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