FCC Appoints tw telecom's Harold Teets to Prestigious Technological Advisory Council

- Industry veteran has led tw telecom's information technology, network technology and technology operations teams since 2006

Oct 25, 2010, 12:20 ET from tw telecom

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Federal Communications Commission today appointed Harold Teets, senior vice president of Information and Network Technology for tw telecom, to its Technological Advisory Council (TAC). tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) is a leading provider of managed voice, Internet, and data networking solutions for businesses and government entities across the U.S.  Mr. Teets, who serves as CIO and Chief Technology Strategist for tw telecom, has more than 35 years experience in IT and network engineering and technology.

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The TAC is a federal advisory committee of the FCC and its Office of Engineering and Technology (OET).  The mandate of TAC is to provide the FCC with technical advice and make recommendations on how telecommunications services are provided and accessed by users of cable television, telephony and the Internet.

"It's quite an honor to be selected for this advisory council," said Teets. "I look forward to leveraging my experience in providing advice and counsel to the FCC on important technical matters that can spur innovation and economic job growth."

Mr. Teets has led tw telecom's information technology, network technology and technology operations teams since 2006.  Prior to joining tw telecom, this industry veteran was Chief Technology Officer at Xspedius Communications.  He has also held executive level technology leadership roles with AT&T Canada, MCI, Brooks Fiber, Conversent Communications, Looking Glass Networks and MFS.

tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its fiber network throughout the country than any other competitive communications provider.  It has the third-highest market share of retail Ethernet ports in service 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 that 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 converged services, 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.

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