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Press Release -- April 20th, 2010
Source: TW Telecom
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, VoIP

CVI Melles Griot Selects tw telecom for Co-Location, Data and Voice Services

- Performance, reliability, strong focus on customer service keys to tw telecom selection

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – April 20, 2010 – tw telecom, (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings) a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses, today announced that CVI Melles Griot, a leading worldwide optical and laser technology company, has selected it to provide a suite of managed data and voice services, including co-location and IP VPN.

“We selected tw telecom because of its performance, reliability and strong focus on customer service,” said Robert Leitch, IS/IT Manager at CVI Melles Griot. “And tw telecom’s co-location service gives us dedicated equipment space, as well as a high-quality gateway to tw telecom’s nationwide fiber network.”

CVI Melles Griot is a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of optics, lasers, opto-mechanical hardware and instruments. It serves the semiconductor, biotech, industrial, commercial, aerospace and research industries in the U.S. and around the world.

“CVI Melles Griot has a 40-year track record as a leader in the design and fabrication of products that enable the practical application of light, and we’re pleased that tw telecom services will help CVI Melles Griot continue and grow that legacy,” said Eloy DeLaO, vice president and general manager of tw telecom in Albuquerque.

tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its fiber network than any other competitive communications provider, only exceeded by the large global incumbents. In fact, it has the third highest market share of retail Ethernet ports in service. With its own national fiber network and IP backbone, 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. 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 CVI Melles Griot

Serving semiconductor, biotech, industrial, commercial, aerospace and research industries, CVI Melles Griot is a leading global supplier of photonics products including optical components and systems, lasers, motion-control systems, laser measurement instrumentation and opto-mechanical hardware. Headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., CVI Melles Griot operates manufacturing facilities in New Mexico, California, New York, the British Isles, Japan, and South Korea with sales representatives and distributors located worldwide. CVI has been a portfolio company of Norwest Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm, since May 2003.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Bob Meldrum
bob.meldrum@twtelecom.com
303.566.1354

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