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Press Release -- June 2nd, 2011
Source: TW Telecom
Tags: Ethernet, VoIP

President Obama Appoints tw telecom Chief Executive Larissa Herda to National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

-- Herda and other CEOs to provide the President with critical advice and recommendations regarding national security, cybersecurity and emergency preparedness

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama appoints Larissa Herda, tw telecom Chairman, CEO and President, to the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) effective June 2, 2011.  tw telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings), is a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and VPN solutions for enterprises across the U.S. and globally.

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"I look forward to working closely with the other members of the committee in providing advice and insight to the President on critical matters of national security, cybersecurity and emergency preparedness," Ms. Herda said.

The President's appointment of Ms. Herda as a member of NSTAC provides the committee with her invaluable experience as the head of a major telecommunications provider that specializes in complex communications technologies that are highly-resilient and provide users security and reliability that protect their valuable Internet, voice and data communications.

NSTAC is comprised of up to 30 chief executives from major telecommunications companies, network service providers, information technology, finance, and aerospace companies who together provide the President with advice, expertise, as well as robust reviews and recommendations. NSTAC's goal is to provide recommendations in an effort to assure vital telecommunications links through any event or crisis and to help the U.S. Government maintain a reliable, secure, and resilient national communications posture.

Ms. Herda has more than 25 years experience in telecommunications and high-tech industries.  She was named CEO and President of tw telecom in June of 1998. She is currently Chairman, CEO and President of tw telecom inc. Ms. Herda is a director of the Denver Branch of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City, a member of the board of directors at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado and is on the school's advisory board for the Center for Education in Social Responsibility (CESR).

tw telecom, a $1.3 billion company, connects more commercial buildings to its fiber network throughout the country than any other competitive communications provider.  It has the third-highest market share of Business Ethernet ports in service and one of the ten most interconnected secure 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.

Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

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.

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