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Press Release -- February 9th, 2012
Source: TW Telecom
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tw telecom Offers Dedicated Connectivity Solutions for Amazon Web Service’s Direct Connect Service

- tw telecom brings its Ethernet and Intelligent Network service portfolios - including plans for Bandwidth on Demand services - to the AWS platform in the Cloud

LITTLETON, Colo., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- tw  telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN services to enterprises and carriers throughout the U.S. and globally, announced that it has become an AWS Direct Connect Solution Provider, offering dedicated Ethernet connectivity to the AWS Cloud platform.

AWS Direct Connect enables customers to bypass the Internet and establish dedicated connectivity between AWS and their datacenters and offices with a high-speed, secure carrier Ethernet connection that meets their applications' performance requirements.  tw telecom's Ethernet and Intelligent Network capabilities allow customers to increase bandwidth throughput, control latency and access much needed visibility into the network that powers their applications.  With about 15,000 fiber-connected buildings, tw telecom enables a secure, scalable and predictable networking experience for a large and growing number of enterprises worldwide.

"As IT departments move more of their applications into Amazon Web Services, the scale and complexity of the environments require superior network connectivity," said Graham Taylor, Senior Vice President - Marketing for tw telecom.  "AWS Direct Connect customers can work with tw telecom to obtain Ethernet connectivity with Intelligent Network capabilities that support the application performance requirements customer's demand."

tw telecom's Intelligent Network portfolio includes services such as Enhanced Network Performance Management and includes plans to introduce Dynamic Capacity or "bandwidth-on-demand."  tw telecom's Enhanced Network Performance Management provides enterprise customers with real-time network performance management data represented graphically for each network segment through an easy to use portal.  With tw telecom's Dynamic Capacity service, enterprise customers will be able to scale their Ethernet bandwidth immediately across the network through a simple to use portal interface as their applications demand additional bandwidth.

AWS offers highly reliable, low-cost IT infrastructure services that customers can use to power their applications and extend their IT infrastructure into the cloud.  This highly efficient and scalable infrastructure allows their customers to adjust to seasonal demand, be more dynamic and reduce IT capital costs.  With tw telecom, connectivity is available up to 10Gbps (gigabit) into AWS, enabled by high-speed, dedicated Ethernet connectivity that supports the demands of cloud-based service delivery.

For more information, please visit www.twtelecom.com.

About tw telecom

tw telecom holdings inc., a unit of tw telecom inc.,(NASDAQ:   TWTC)  headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in Business Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VoIP, VPN and security, to enterprise organizations and communications services companies throughout the U.S., and globally.  tw telecomconnects 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, 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 applications and to deliver the most sought after customer experience in the industry.   Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

SOURCE tw telecom

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