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Press Release -- February 11th, 2012
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tw telecom Awarded South Carolina Contract to Offer State Government Telecommunication Services

—Multi-year contract provides contract vehicle for agencies to purchase networking solutions from tw telecom

February 11, 2012
2:00am

COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings), a global provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises and government entities in South Carolina and throughout the U.S., announced today that it was awarded a multi-year contract by the State of South Carolina to offer industry-leading enhanced data transmission and co-location services to the State's agencies and higher educational institutions.

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"We welcome the opportunity to work with the state of South Carolina and its agencies and are excited to prove how our solutions can help government agencies become more effective," said Christopher Oberg, Vice President and General Manager of tw telecom in South Carolina.  "We are looking forward to delivering these innovative solutions and our world-class customer care to the State of South Carolina."

The agreement with the South Carolina Budget and Control Board authorizes state departments, agencies and colleges and universities to obtain Ethernet, co-location and DS1 services from tw telecom to improve data transmission, connectivity and networking performance while minimizing costs.

tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its resilient, fiber network than any other competitive communications provider.  It has the third highest market share of retail Ethernet ports in service, maintains its own metro fiber networks and has developed 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 and government agency applications and to deliver the most sought after customer experience in the industry.

About tw telecom
tw telecom holdings inc., a unit of tw telecom inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in business 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.com for more information.

SOURCE tw telecom

For further information: Bob Meldrum, +1-303-566-1354 - office, +1-303-324-9588 - mobile, bob.meldrum@twtelecom.com

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