– Multi-year contract includes Ethernet Virtual Circuit, Ethernet Internet Service and Native LAN Services
GREENVILLE, S.C. – May 20, 2011 – tw telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings), a leading provider of managed services, including Ethernet, converged and VPN solutions for businesses in South Carolina and throughout the U.S., today announced that KEMET Corporation has selected it to provide Gigabit Ethernet Service to connect KEMET’s North American headquarters in Simpsonville, S.C., to one of its data centers in Columbia, S.C.
“Having a highly reliable network is critical to our business operations,” said Brian Burch, Director of Worldwide IT Infrastructure, KEMET Corporation. “We selected tw telecom to assist us in establishing and maintaining vital network connections that keep our business running because of their proven track record delivering superior service.”
KEMET selected tw telecom for its ability to deliver Gigabit metro rings and inter- market circuits in South Carolina and across the U.S. The company is using tw telecom’s Business Ethernet service in part for disaster recovery data-replication.
In addition, tw telecom is delivering KEMET a comprehensive suite of new Business Ethernet networking solutions, as part of a multi-year agreement. The new services will allow KEMET to connect its data center and headquarter locations more efficiently, securely and cost effectively.
“For more than 85 years, KEMET has helped its customers succeed by delivering innovative and high-quality technological solutions,” said Chris Oberg, vice president and general manager for tw telecom’s Greenville market. “We’re pleased that tw telecom services will help KEMET increase its business efficiency and deliver an even better experience to its customers.”
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 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 www.twtelecom.comfor more information.
About KEMET Corporation
KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) applies world-class service and quality to deliver industry-leading, high-performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world. KEMET offers the world’s most complete line of surface-mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, film, aluminum, electrolytic, and paper dielectrics. Additional information about KEMET can be found at www.kemet.com.