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tw telecom Listed as Top-Ranked Competitive Provider in US Ethernet Market

Company also recognized by Vertical Systems Group as one of the top three providers overall of Business Ethernet in the U.S.

LITTLETON, Colo., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, today announced it has once again been recognized as the top ranked competitive provider in the US Ethernet market.  Vertical Systems Group, a leading industry analyst firm, recognized tw telecom's leadership performance in its mid-year 2014 U.S. Business Ethernet Services Leaderboard as first among all competitive providers in delivering Business Ethernet services and one of the top three leading overall providers of Ethernet in the industry.    

"Our strong Business Ethernet capabilities, many of which have achieved stringent Ethernet 2.0 certification from the Metro Ethernet Forum, serve as a foundation for the robust, secure and reliable network tw telecom delivers to nearly 30,000 customers nationwide," said Graham Taylor, senior vice president, marketing, tw telecom.  "For customers integrating the cloud into their networking environments, tw telecom's eLynksm solution delivers a reliable, secure, dedicated and direct Ethernet connection to cloud, to create a better, faster, and easier experience."

"The first half of 2014 set a record for the number of Ethernet ports installed nationwide, making Ethernet technology the clear choice with enterprises to meet their rapidly growing networking and cloud demands," said Rick Malone, principal, Vertical Systems Group.  "The need for increased bandwidth to run critical business applications, rapid connectivity between multiple locations, and the widespread adoption of Ethernet-based networks across multiple vertical markets will continue to fuel this growth."

tw telecom continues to innovate around its Business Ethernet service platform, which is the foundation for its Intelligent Network capabilities.  Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity®, one of its Intelligent Network capabilities, is the industry's first real-time, automatic dedicated Ethernet bandwidth-on-demand capability.  Enterprises with tw telecom's Intelligent Network Enhanced Management and Dynamic Capacity services now have the additional capability to pre-set bandwidth utilization thresholds, without human intervention, to automatically double or triple network Business Ethernet bandwidth when reached.  tw telecom's Intelligent Network capabilities support bandwidth needs up to 10 Gig.

tw telecom's national resilient fiber network and infrastructure connects more than 21,330 commercial buildings, including approximately 500 third-party data centers across the country to enable a secure, scalable and predictable networking experience for a growing number of enterprises worldwide.

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.

About Vertical Systems Group
Vertical Systems Group is recognized worldwide as a leading market research and strategic consulting firm specializing in defensible quantification of the networking industry. For more information, please visit www.verticalsystems.com.

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