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Press Release -- May 16th, 2012
Source: TW Telecom
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Western Peterbilt Selects tw telecom to Connect 17 Locations in Washington, California, Oregon & Alaska

- Multi-year contract for Managed IP VPN service will enable solutions such as software-as-a-service, IP telephony and in-store CRM applications

May 16, 2012
3:00pm

SEATTLE, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings), a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally, today announced that Western Peterbilt has selected it to create a seamless, highly reliable, multi-state network of Business Ethernet and converged services to 17 locations in Washington, California, Oregon and Alaska. Western Peterbilt is an existing tw telecom customer, and the new agreement expands the services tw telecom provides the company.

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"As our business continues to grow, it is critical that we remain as competitive as possible, and that includes having a highly reliable, cost-effective communications network in place to ensure that we deliver the level of service our customers expect," said Roger J. Martindell, Manager of IT services, Western Peterbilt. "Having worked with tw telecom for the past two years, we are already aware of its tremendous track record of providing exceptional reliability and value. And its impressive national and regional infrastructure means that we have a data network that gives us everything we need."

Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, tw telecom will provide Western Peterbilt with its voice, Internet and IP VPN (MPLS) services to connect the company's 17 locations, including its Seattle headquarters and its data center in Spokane, Wash. The new services will give Western Peterbilt a custom network design that allows it to optimize its bandwidth allocation and prioritization based on its unique needs.

"Over the past 32 years, Western Peterbilt has grown to become the largest network of heavy- and medium-duty truck dealerships in the Pacific Northwest by focusing on delivering great customer service," said David King, vice president and general manager for tw telecom's Seattle market. "As Western Peterbilt continues to expand and become even more dependent on data network-based applications, they need the certainty and consistency that tw telecom delivers. As a single provider in all 17 locations, we can deliver efficiencies that will help Western Peterbilt improve both its top and bottom lines."

tw telecom has more than a decade of experience in delivering industry leading Business Ethernet solutions to its customers over the company's fiber optic networks.  Those fiber optic networks connect approximately 16,000 buildings – more than any other competitive provider - across the United States.  The company has one of the most robust portfolios of Business Ethernet solutions available in the industry today, delivering services from 2 Meg to 10 Gig, within the metro or across the country, and managing the customer's entire network doorstep to doorstep.

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, 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, and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, 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 of tw telecom, +1-303-566-1354 - office, +1-303-324-9588 - mobile, bob.meldrum@twtelecom.com

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