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tw telecom Extends Nationwide Network Introducing Service in Richmond, Virginia

July 10, 2014
tw telecom Extends Nationwide Network Introducing Service in Richmond, Virginia

tw telecom ‘s industry-leading network solutions now available to enterprise customers throughout metropolitan Richmond
RICHMOND, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, today announced it is expanding its nationwide network by introducing service in Virginia’s state capital of Richmond.  The company is now able to deploy its industry-leading portfolio of data and Internet services to more enterprises, including its innovative Business Ethernet and Intelligent Network capabilities.
tw telecom has teamed up with QTS, a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services, providing networking solutions to customers in itsRichmond data center, a 1.3 million square-foot campus supporting enterprise clients, government data center consolidation opportunities, and commercial colocation and managed services.
“Richmond is a growing and thriving community, home to major universities, businesses, military facilities, and state government,” said Mike Gearin, area vice president, tw telecom.  “We are excited to offer enterprise services throughout metro Richmond with our state-of-the-art Business Ethernet, Intelligent Network and IP networking solutions as well as access to our ecosystem of cloud services providers through datacenters like QTS.”
“The expansion of tw telecom into the Richmond market provides additional connectivity options for our Virginia customers, both locally and nationally,” said Shelagh Montgomery, executive vice president, strategic client management, QTS.  “We are excited to extend our joint offerings in the Richmond market as tw telecom shares QTS’ customer-centric focus of providing the highest level of availability and service.”
Nationwide, the tw telecom network connects directly to more than 20,770 buildings, including approximately 500 third-party data centers, and delivers reach to hundreds of thousands of other locations throughout the country.
The Richmond expansion is part of a national multi-market effort by the company to expand its metro fiber footprint across the country this year.  In addition to Richmond, tw telecom has already entered into one other new market – Salt Lake City – and plans to enter into three additional new markets – Boston, Cleveland and Philadelphia – this year.  The company is also accelerating the density of its metro-fiber footprint in more than a third of its existing markets.  As a result, the company is expanding its sales force, including sales, support and operations personnel to support this project.
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.
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