– tw telecom services to connect Sullivan University System’s campuses and power the university’s rapidly growing technology environment
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – March 23, 2010 – tw telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses in Kentucky and throughout the U.S., today announced that the Sullivan University System has selected the company to provide advanced voice, data and Internet services that will support the university system’s six campuses as well as its extensive online course catalog.
tw telecom will provide Ethernet Internet Service (EIS), Native LAN and VOIP services that will connect the university six Kentucky campuses, including the university’s first residential building located on its Louisville campus. Additionally, tw telecom’s services will provide a single vendor solution for the voice and networking needs on a statewide basis.
“During the past year our traditional campus enrollment has increased which has strained our network infrastructure,” said Michael Grosse, CTO at Sullivan University System. “We knew that with our first on-campus residential building being constructed and desktop virtualization projects, we needed to re-evaluate our networked infrastructure. After considering a number of providers, tw telecom’s offering of highly reliable services combined with its customer-focused mindset best met our needs.”
“As the largest private university system in Kentucky, the Sullivan University System requires a technology solution that can stand up to the demands of both its online and traditional students,” said Joe Paulin, vice president and general manager for tw telecom in Kentucky. “We’re pleased that tw telecom services will allow the Sullivan University to continue to offer the innovative learning solutions to its students.”
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 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 and to 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 Sullivan University System
Sullivan University is a private institution of higher learning dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social, and professional development of its students. The institution offers career-focused curricula with increasing rigor from the diploma through the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree levels. Sullivan University has campuses in Louisville, Lexington and Fort Knox, Kentucky. We are also home of the renowned National Center for Hospitality Studies. We recently expanded our offerings to include a doctoral degree at our College of Pharmacy.