tw telecom Expands Relationship with Global Manufacturer Actuant Corporation

--Actuant signs new multi-year contract for co-location, IP VPN, EIS and Digital Voice Services

Jan 26, 2010, 10:00 ET from tw telecom

BUTLER, Wis., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses in the Milwaukee area and throughout the U.S., today announced that global industrial products manufacturer Actuant Corporation has selected the company to provide a suite of co-location, voice, data and Internet services. Actuant is an existing tw telecom customer, and the new multi-year agreement expands the services tw telecom will provide to the company.

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"We had the benefit of already having been a tw telecom customer, so we knew the reliability and customer service experience tw telecom provides," said Sagar Murthy, Global IT Infrastructure Manager at Actuant. "That existing relationship, combined with tw telecom's strong metro fiber network and co-location facilities, made it an easy decision to expand our relationship with them."

"Actuant has grown by focusing on platforms where the company can build meaningful positions and support its strategic growth initiatives," said Jeff Lowney, vice president and general manager for tw telecom's Milwaukee market. "We're pleased that tw telecom services have helped Actuant achieve this growth by giving the company strong cost and productivity efficiencies."

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 Actuant

Actuant Corporation is a diversified industrial company with operations in more than 30 countries.  The Actuant businesses are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic and electrical tools and supplies; specialized products and services for energy related industries and highly engineered position and motion control systems.  The Company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Butler, Wisconsin.  Actuant trades on the NYSE under the symbol ATU.  For further information on Actuant and its businesses, visit the Company's website at www.actuant.com

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