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Press Release -- April 20th, 2011
Source: TW Telecom
Tags: Ethernet, MPLS, VoIP

tw telecom Wins Multi-Year Contract to Provide Fiber, Voice, Internet and Data Services to Academy School District 20

– tw telecom services connect nearly 30,000 students, teachers and staff at more than 30 locations

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — tw telecom (NASDAQ:TWTCNews), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses in Colorado and throughout the U.S., today announced that it has completed installation of reliable, high-capacity communications services to Academy School District 20 in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The voice, Internet and data services will more efficiently connect the school district’s nearly 30,000 students, teachers and staff at more than 30 locations.

tw telecom won the multi-year contract through a competitive bid process that evaluated technical compliance, past performance and proposed costs. As part of the agreement, tw telecom built fiber into the school district’s data center to support the advanced, IP-based voice, data and Internet services.

“After a competitive review, we found that tw telecom offered the best package of highly reliable and cost-effective communications services that our district needs,” said Scott Harrison, Director for Network Services at Academy School District 20. “And, just as important, our previous experience working with tw telecom demonstrated that it offers the flexibility and customer responsiveness to meet our service and billing needs.”

“Academy School District 20 has developed a reputation as one of the highest-achieving school districts in Colorado,” said Rick Corbett, vice president and general manager for tw telecom in Colorado Springs. “We’re pleased that the services we are providing will help maintain that momentum by keeping the district’s students, teachers and staff connected with their local community – and the world – in the most reliable, efficient and affordable way possible.”

tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its fiber network than any other competitive communications provider. In fact, it has the third highest market share of retail Ethernet ports in service. With its own national fiber network and one of the ten most interconnected MPLS IP backbone networks 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. 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 Academy School District 20

Academy Schools District 20 is one of the highest achieving school districts in Colorado. The district serves more than 23,000 students at 34 schools, and each District 20 school is committed to educating every student through a comprehensive and academically challenging curriculum taught in a safe and nurturing environment. The district’s schools challenge students to pursue dreams, succeed with integrity, and contribute meaningfully to a diverse society. For more information, visit the school district’s website at

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