– tw telecom services to connect 21 of the health care system’s locations in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – February 22, 2010 – tw telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses in Milwaukee and throughout the U.S., today announced that ProHealth Care has selected the company to provide voice and advanced data services to connect 21 of the health care provider’s locations in Wisconsin. ProHealth Care will utilize tw telecom’s metro fiber optic network for business Ethernet services and Integrated LAN services.
“With a wide network of locations in Wisconsin serving literally tens of thousands of patients each year, we needed a communications partner that can meet our unique needs to help us grow,” said Mike Heileman, Senior Network Engineer, ProHealth Care. “With their powerful IP network and strong customer-service mindset, tw telecom showed us they are that partner.”
ProHealth Care is a regional critical and primary care provider with nationally recognized programs and doctors, and ranks among the most advanced community health care systems in the country. Its integrated health network includes Waukesha Memorial and Oconomowoc Memorial hospitals, 25 ProHealth Care Medical Associates centers, home health care and hospice services, assisted and independent living communities and the West Wood Health and Fitness Center.
“For nearly 100 years, ProHealth Care has served the health care needs of those living in southeastern Wisconsin, and we’re pleased that tw telecom services will help the organization continue its remarkable level of service to the communities it serves by connecting its 1,000 physicians and 6,000 employees,” said Jeff Lowney, vice president and general manager for tw telecom in Milwaukee. “We’re also gratified that when ProHealth Care evaluated us against our competitors using metrics such as flexibility, reliability, network infrastructure, customer service, network engineering and support, we came out on top.”
tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its fiber network than any other competitive communications provider. In fact, it has the third highest market share of retail Ethernet ports in service. With its own metro fiber networks, unique converged solutions, and one of the ten most interconnected IP backbones in the world,
tw telecom has the national capability, robust product portfolio and national/local customer care teams to support mission critical enterprise applications that drive business productivity and deliver the industry’s most sought after customer experience.
About tw telecom
tw telecom holdings inc., a unit of tw telecom inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, local and long distance voice, VoIP, VPN and security, to enterprise organizations and communications services companies throughout the U.S., and globally. As a leading provider of integrated and converged network solutions, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, quality, service, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.
About ProHealth Care
For almost a century, ProHealth Care has been the major provider of health services in Waukesha County and today remains the only community-rooted health care system in Southeast Wisconsin. Our mission is to serve residents of Waukesha County and surrounding areas with the highest quality care at a reasonable cost. For more information, visit www.prohealthcare.org