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tw telecom Extends Nationwide Network Introducing Service in the Salt Lake Valley

- tw telecom's industry-leading network solutions now available to enterprise customers throughout the Salt Lake Valley

SALT LAKE CITY, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, today announced it is expanding its nationwide network and extensive product suite by introducing service to enterprises and data center customers in the Salt Lake Valley.  The company is now deploying its industry-leading portfolio of data and Internet solutions to more enterprises, including its innovative Business Ethernet and Intelligent Network capabilities, to connect Valley customers to local and national destinations.

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"Salt Lake Valley businesses now have access to our nationwide Business Ethernet, Intelligent Network and IP networking solutions as well as our ecosystem of on-net datacenters," said Mike Gearin, area vice president, tw telecom.  "With our award winning Business Ethernet portfolio, we deliver resilient, secure, scalable and predictable connections to data centers and their customers to improve their network experience and performance."

"We work to cultivate a business-friendly environment in Utah.  Ideally, the businesses that move to or expand in our state will, in turn, strengthen the elements that make this a best place to do business," said Governor Gary R. Herbert. "tw telecom's national network and large client base will expand telecommunications services available to the Utah business community and strengthen our economic foundation."

"We are pleased that tw telecom is making an investment in our community to provide industry-leading data, Internet and voice networking services to businesses throughout Salt Lake County," said Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. "Leading edge broadband infrastructure and support services are crucial to our continued economic progression and this recently ranked top '100 Most Trustworthy' company will assist all of our communities in our economic development efforts."

Nationwide, the tw telecom network connects directly to more than 20,250 buildings, including more than 470 third-party data centers including ViaWest and C7 in Salt Lake City.

"The expansion of tw telecom into the Utah market provides additional connectivity options for our clients, both locally and nationally," said Christopher Rajiah, senior vice president of sales and marketing for ViaWest, a leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America.  "We are excited to extend our offerings in the Salt Lake City market as tw telecom shares ViaWest's customer centric focus of providing the highest level of availability and service to our customers."

The Salt Lake Valley expansion is part of a national multi-market effort by the company to expand its metro fiber footprint across the country.  As part of this effort, tw telecom plans to enter into five new high-demand markets – Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Richmond and Salt Lake City -  and accelerate the density of its metro-fiber footprint in more than a third of its existing markets.  The company also intends to expand its sales force, including sales and support employees as well as additional operations personnel to support this project.

tw telecom provides industry-leading Business Ethernet services with reliable, predictable and secure connections to Cloud applications. With its real-time Intelligent Network, enterprises have full visibility and enhanced control of their own networks. tw telecom's Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity® enables customers to automatically and instantly  double or triple network capacity to meet any scheduled or unplanned events.  

tw telecom is the top ranked competitive provider of Business Ethernet and one of the top three providers of Ethernet throughout the U.S., according to leading industry analyst firm Vertical Systems Group. 

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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