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tw telecom Grows Fiber Network to Serve Expanding Kansas City Business Areas

- Expanded fiber network gives hundreds of businesses a competitive choice in fast growing areas North of the Missouri River and Kansas City Central Business District

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed services including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises in Kansas City and throughout the U.S., today announced an expansion of its fiber network in the fast growing Kansas City business areas North of the Missouri River and the Central Business District.  The expansion potentially delivers tw telecom network solutions to more than 300 additional businesses in Kansas City.

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"tw telecom's expanded infrastructure adds tremendous value to Kansas City and the area's ability to attract growing and emerging businesses," said Greg Martinette, Clay County Economic Development Director.  "Their decision to expand their fiber network into Clay County and the Briarcliff area demonstrates the level of opportunity that is in Kansas City for companies looking to expand and grow. tw telecom is a strategic player in our effort for continued job growth in the region."

"We have seen a dramatic increase in the demand from Kansas City businesses for fiber network services, particularly Business Ethernet, to deliver more and more high-tech applications such as cloud computing, telepresence and collaboration," said Tim Bagnieski, vice president and general manager for tw telecom in Kansas City. "Our network expansion allows us to more efficiently meet these needs in the fastest-growing business areas north of the Missouri River and Central Business District, and gives these businesses more options as they evaluate who can best meet their communications needs."

tw telecom services deliver high bandwidth communications solutions to help businesses located in Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Platte and Wyandotte countries.  tw telecom customers include those enterprises in the healthcare, insurance, financial services, professional services, higher education, and manufacturing industries as well as military and government.

tw telecom has been delivering service in the Kansas City metro area since late 2006 when the firm acquired the network assets of Xspedius Communications.  Since then, tw telecom has upgraded its Kansas City network to deliver Business Ethernet, integrated its systems and managed services portfolio, and today delivers an industry-leading customer experience to businesses needing secure, scalable and predictable network connections between offices and data centers locally and throughout the country.  tw telecom also has offices in 75 other major metro areas.

"Kansas City-area businesses are leveraging a number of emerging applications to drive their collaboration and communications strategies, and these businesses are learning quickly that they need a network capable of handling the increased bandwidth capacity," added Bagnieski.  "It is not just about providing 'bigger pipes' it's about delivering predictable network experiences, which our Intelligent Network does anywhere, anytime to move businesses forward."

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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