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Press Release -- March 1st, 2011
Source: TW Telecom
Tags: Ethernet, Metro Fiber, VoIP

Gehan Homes Selects tw telecom to Deliver Converged Services to Locations Throughout Texas

– tw telecom’s ‘Converged Services’ offer voice, secure Ethernet Internet access and IP VPN in a single, fully managed solution

DALLAS, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — tw telecom (NASDAQ:TWTCNews), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses in Dallas and throughout the U.S., today announced that Texas homebuilder Gehan Homes has selected the company to deliver an advanced package of Converged Services that includes digital voice, secure Internet access and IP VPN services. The services, part of a multi-year, multi-location agreement, will support the company’s locations throughout Texas, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

“We were impressed with tw telecom’s Converged Services package that allowed us to maximize our network resources,” said Peter Gehan, Chief Information Officer, Gehan Homes. “The level of customer service tw telecom demonstrated was exceptional, from their diligent behind-the-scenes work to truly understand our needs, to their willingness to build fiber to two of our locations. Overall, our experience with tw telecom has been tremendous.”

tw telecom’s Converged Services delivers multiple communications services over a single fully managed connection. Everything a business needs is included, with no expensive hardware to buy, configure, maintain or manage. Dynamic bandwidth allocation enables customers to more efficiently use bandwidth, and voice and data can use the available bandwidth so there is never idle capacity. Additionally, Class of Service options allow customers to further manage bandwidth by prioritizing time-sensitive applications to ensure peak performance.

“I’m thrilled that tw telecom’s Converged Services was able to give Gehan Homes a network that essentially is custom-tailored to its needs,” said Will Sears, vice president and general manager for tw telecom‘s Dallas market. “Gehan Homes now has a network with the ability to change its configurations based on local needs, control its bandwidth allocation and prioritization, and utilize built-in security. And, just as important, it can optimize that network over time as its needs evolve.”

tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its fiber network than any other competitive communications provider. It has the third highest 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 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 for more information.

About Gehan Homes

Gehan Homes is a new-home builder of distinctive homes in Texas communities. We have been building and selling new, competitively priced, high-quality, single-family homes in the Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio areas in Texas for more than 35 years. All Gehan homes are in communities that are carefully selected, attractive, flourishing neighborhoods. For more information, visit

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