– Strong demand for Business Ethernet services drives tw telecom fiber network growth
– Expanded fiber network gives thousands of additional businesses a competitive choice in fast growing areas of north and east Atlanta
ATLANTA – November 23, 2010 – tw telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses in Atlanta and throughout the U.S., today announced a major expansion of its fiber network in the metro Atlanta area. The expansion reaches more than 600 additional commercial buildings in business districts within the cities of Johns Creek, Suwanee, Duluth, Norcross, Emory University area, Decatur and Tucker. tw telecom services meet the high bandwidth communications needs of businesses in the healthcare, insurance, financial services, professional services, higher education, manufacturing and government industries.
“tw telecom’s expanded infrastructure adds tremendous value to Gwinnett and
Metro Atlanta’s ability to recruit and retain businesses across all our target industries,” said Nick Masino, vice president of Economic Development & Partnership Gwinnett at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. “Their decision to expand in our community demonstrates the level of opportunity that exists here for companies looking to expand and grow. tw telecom is a strategic partner in our effort for continued job growth in the region.”
“We have seen a dramatic increase in the demand from Atlanta businesses for fiber network services, particularly Business Ethernet, to deliver more and more hightech applications such as cloud computing, telepresence and collaboration,” said Joel Fye, vice president and general manager for tw telecom in Atlanta. “Our network expansion allows us to more efficiently meet these needs in the fastest-growing business areas in north and east Atlanta, and gives these businesses more options as they evaluate who can best meet their communications needs.”
tw telecom’s advanced fiber network in Atlanta now stretches more than 550
route miles in the metro area.
“Atlanta-area businesses are leveraging a number of emerging applications to drive their collaboration and communications strategies, and these businesses are learning quickly that they need a network capable of handling the increased workload if they want to see value from these new applications,” added Fye. “It is not just about ‘bigger pipes;’ the network has to deliver an enhanced ‘Quality of Experience’ for the company to realize a true business advantage.”
tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its fiber network throughout the country than any other competitive communications provider. It has the thirdhighest market share of retail Ethernet ports in service and 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 that 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 converged services, 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.