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Press Release -- March 11th, 2010
Source: TW Telecom
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, Private Line, VoIP

tw telecom Completes Metro Ethernet Forum Certification for Its Business Ethernet Services

– Completes MEF Certifications 9 and 14 for its Business Ethernet Services Portfolio
– MEF Certification for Long Haul Business Ethernet Services
– Certifications Include 10 Gigabit and Fractional 10 Gigabit Business Ethernet Services

LITTLETON, Colo. – March 11, 2010 – tw telecom, (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings) a leading national provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses across the U.S., and globally, today announced it has completed Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certifications for standards 9 and 14. The certification process includes Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and Ethernet LAN (E-LAN) certifications for the company’s 10 Gigabit and fractional 10 Gigabit Business Ethernet services suite.

“We are focused on continuing our leadership position in the development and deployment of next generation Business Ethernet services,” said Harold Teets, Senior Vice President, Information and Technology at tw telecom. “Our commitment to our customers is that they can count on us to deliver a robust and innovative Business Ethernet platform that will give them a distinct business advantage in the marketplace today. More and more of our business Ethernet customers are looking to standardize their network implementations. With our recent MEF 9 and 14 certifications, our customers are assured that our vision and strategies for business Ethernet align with their networking strategies.”

MEF 9 and 14 are the stringent test suites that demonstrate a carrier’s conformance to industry standards for Ethernet services. tw telecom has long used MEF certified equipment across its network. MEF 9 and 14 certifications add further standardization to the company’s suite of Business Ethernet services.

“Our innovation and industry leadership in the Business Ethernet market is something we are focused on and work incredibly hard at delivering to all of our customers,” Teets said. “We are committed to delivering our customers industry leading services on which they can build their networks and increase their business productivity.”

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 for more information.

Bob Meldrum

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