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Press Release -- October 8th, 2012
Source: TW Telecom

tw telecom CEO Keynotes COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2012 Convention & EXPO

– Competitive providers deliver more innovation, lower prices, improved service quality

– COMPTEL helps businesses innovate, compete and create jobs

October 08, 2012 11:15am

DALLAS, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Larissa Herda, Chairman, CEO and President of tw telecom, today keynoted the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2012 Convention & EXPO in Dallas and called for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to embrace “smart, forward looking competitive telecom policy with price and service quality rules where incumbents have market power, regardless of technology used.” tw telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings), is a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises, large organizations and government entities throughout the U.S.


“The FCC should establish technology-neutral policies, a principle that is central to the Telecom Act of 1996 and competition policy,” Ms. Herda said. “The industry is moving from a physical infrastructure to a logical one. We’re moving from circuits to services. Innovation is driving our success as a competitive industry.”

As part of this industry innovation, tw telecom recently introduced its Intelligent Network capabilities to give enterprises immediate visibility, control and flexibility of their networks. Imagine being able to immediately double or triple your network capacity, when you need it in seconds and to see it provisioned in real time without interrupting your service?  That is the promise of tw telecom’s Intelligent Network and Dynamic Capacity real-time, on-demand bandwidth capability.

“The market is changing,” Ms. Herda said. “We as an industry must adapt to new technologies and capabilities as our customers adopt IT strategies for cloud services and solutions. And we must convince the FCC to update its competition rules to accommodate these changes.”

About half of all wide area networking ports in use by enterprises today need to become Ethernet ready in order to drive competition, deliver predictable network connections for emerging applications and create a healthy economy according to Ms. Herda.

“I wonder how much faster the Ethernet market would grow if we could reverse the forbearance decision the FCC made a few years ago and utilize Ethernet services from the incumbents under reasonable terms to access more business locations?” Ms. Herda said.

Business Ethernet is the technology and service that enterprises demand. They want Ethernet for its flexibility, for its scalability and its predictability, according to Ms. Herda. Having a predictable networking experience enables many things from data center connectivity to converged networking solutions to cloud access.

“We like to say 10 meg Ethernet is the new T1,” Ms. Herda said.

“Competition drives innovation. Innovation grows the market,” Ms. Herda said. “While incumbent telcos would like to return to the days of less innovation, higher prices and diminished service quality, our industry prefers to move ahead with more innovation, lower prices and improved service quality.  We can help businesses innovate and be more competitive, which in turn will help create jobs and add to a healthy economy.”

tw telecom has nearly two decades of experience delivering industry leading Business Ethernet solutions for private Internet connectivity to its customers. The company’s fiber optic networks directly connect more than 16,300 buildings across the United States. tw telecom has built one of the most robust portfolios of Business Ethernet solutions available in the industry today, and is one of the three leading providers of Business Ethernet solutions in the country.  tw telecom Business Ethernet offers secure, scalable and predictable connections over its own resilient fiber networks. The company delivers services from 2 Meg to 10 Gig, within the metro or across the country, and manages the customer’s entire network doorstep-to-doorstep.

About tw telecom tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business productivity. Please visit for more information.

About COMPTEL PLUS The COMPTEL PLUS Convention & EXPO is the preeminent networking event for innovative communications companies and their supplier partners. Held twice a year, COMPTEL PLUS attracted more than 200 exhibitors and more than 4,300 attendees to our 2011 events. COMPTEL PLUS provides you with the opportunity to learn about new products, services and industry trends; meet potential customers and do business. In addition, COMPTEL PLUS offers comprehensive educational programming led by experienced industry speakers. COMPTEL PLUS is produced by COMPTEL (, the leading industry association representing competitive communications service providers and their supplier partners. Follow us at or on Twitter @COMPTELPLUS.

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