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tw telecom Extends Fiber Network in Montgomery County, Maryland

- Expanded fiber network gives businesses across the county a competitive choice for managed voice, Internet and data network services

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed services including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S., today announced an expansion of its fiber network into Montgomery County, Maryland.  Businesses throughout the area will now be able to utilize tw telecom's industry-leading network solutions.  tw telecom currently operates communications networks in Northern Virginia, Baltimore and D.C., as well as in 75 markets across the country. 

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"The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome tw telecom to Montgomery County!" said Georgette Godwin, President and CEO, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.   "tw telecom is a provider of fiber-based voice, data and Internet services to clients throughout the U.S., and we are pleased to have them as a part of our business community."

tw telecom's network extension adds tremendous value to Montgomery County businesses and is a key component in attracting new businesses into this region.

"Montgomery County businesses will now be able to join thousands of other businesses across the country in accessing tw telecom's industry-leading Business Ethernet, including our Intelligent Network services such as Enhanced Management and Dynamic Capacity," said Chris Oberg, tw telecom's vice president in the Washington, D.C. area.  "This network extension and capabilities will give them unprecedented real-time visibility, control and flexibility of their network to become more efficient in serving their customers and in growing their businesses."

"We see an ever increasing demand for our Business Ethernet services from customers that want to improve their communications infrastructure and access newer applications such as cloud computing, telepresence, and collaboration," said Oberg.

tw telecom's Business Ethernet provides secure, scalable, predictable network connections for any enterprise needing connectivity to remote locations, data centers and to the cloud.  tw telecom recently introduced its Intelligent Network suite of services that is delivered over the firm's Business Ethernet network.  These capabilities include Enhanced Management and Dynamic Capacity. 

Enhanced Management allows customers the ability to immediately view their entire network – end to end, and segment by segment – and to monitor the overall performance of their network in real-time.  Dynamic Capacity, a unique bandwidth-on-demand solution, allows subscribers to increase their bandwidth as needed up to three times their subscribed data rate.  This is performed in seconds by accessing the tw telecom customer portal.  After the event occurs, whether scheduled or unscheduled, the customer returns to the original committed data rate.  Neither capability affects the customer's service or quality of transmission.

"tw telecom is recognized for the level of superior customer service we provide," added Oberg.  "Our new fiber connectivity provides a highly reliable and resilient network connection that supports our local businesses and helps them grow their business in an 'intelligent' way."

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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