The Quilt Names tw telecom Preferred Provider of High Performance Internet Services

- One of five providers awarded 'Preferred' status

- Selected for third term; first named in 2006

Oct 14, 2010, 11:39 ET from tw telecom

LITTLETON, Colo., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet, and data networking solutions for businesses and government entities across the U.S., today announced it has again been selected as a preferred provider of high performance network services for The Quilt.

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"The Quilt considers tw telecom a strong provider in delivering value to our members with their robust network and strong operational and customer support in each local market," said Jen Leasure, President and CEO, The Quilt.

The Quilt plays a respected and trusted role within the networking and broader information technology communities.  The Quilt membership is made up of 28 of our country's advanced regional non-profit network aggregators who collectively pass traffic for a significant portion of U.S. university and college sites as well as K-12 educational institutions.  Through its Commodity Internet Services Program, The Quilt aggregates the buying power of its participants to obtain the best value for Internet services.

Prior to its selection, tw telecom had to meet specific parameters required by The Quilt members including national pricing, number and location of public and private peering points; availability of advanced services and backbone and support services.  

"tw telecom's network and Internet services deliver very robust capabilities and high performance," said Harold Teets, senior vice president of Information and Network Technology for tw telecom.  "Our networks' performance is respected among businesses, government, colleges and universities across the country for their reliability and quality.  We are pleased to be selected as an Authorized Quilt Provider and look forward to supporting the country's top education and research institutions in pursuit of their IP and communications objectives."

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 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 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.

About The Quilt

The Quilt gathers more than 20 leading research and education networking organizations in the United States to promote consistent, reliable, interoperable and efficient advanced networking services that extend to the broadest possible community; and to represent common interests in the development and delivery of advanced network services. Participants in The Quilt provide network service for more than 200 Internet2 universities and thousands of other educational institutions. Internet2, a university-led research and development consortium, provides organizational support for The Quilt. For more information, see: www.thequilt.net

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