EL PASO, Texas, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC - News), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses and government entities throughout the U.S., today announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Army to install and manage data, Internet and voice services at Fort Bliss located in western Texas and southern New Mexico.
tw telecom won the multi-year contract through a competitive bid process that evaluated technical compliance, past performance and proposed costs. Installation of the services will be complete by May 2011.
"Fort Bliss is a vital asset to both the military and the states of Texas and New Mexico," said Kirk Jefferson, vice president and general manager for tw telecom in El Paso. "We're proud that when evaluating benchmarks such as quality, reliability and cost, the Army's competitive bid process determined that tw telecom's solution was the best. We look forward to helping Fort Bliss continue to serve our nation proudly."
With approximately 25,000 active-duty military personnel, Fort Bliss is a FORSCOM post and is home to a several brigades of the U.S. 1st Armored Division, the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command and the William Beaumont Hospital. Fort Bliss currently is undergoing the largest expansion of any military installation since World War II, and by 2014 it will be home to nearly 100,000 soldiers, family members and civilian support staff.
tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its fiber network than any other competitive communications provider, only exceeded by the large global incumbents. tw telecom has the third highest market share of retail Ethernet ports in service, and with its own national fiber network and IP backbone, it 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.
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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.