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-Expansion Provides Greater Density in San Francisco; Leverages Existing Backbone Infrastructure to Accelerate Growth in South Bay

SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, today announced it is expanding its existing market capabilities in the California Bay Area with an expansion that increases density from San Francisco into the communities of the East Bay, as well as communities in the South Bay.

The expansion not only increases density in San Francisco, but also provides immediate distribution off the company's South Bay backbone to further deploy its industry-leading portfolio of data and Internet services to more enterprises, including its innovative Business Ethernet and Intelligent Network capabilities. The expansion is expected to benefit businesses in commercial office parks across the South Bay Area, as well as accelerate growth into data centers located there to meet customer demand.

"The explosion of growth in the Bay Area tech economy, the renaissance occurring in commercial office parks in the South Bay, as well as increased customer demand for our network services is fueling this expansion," said Dave Ellebrecht, vice president and general manager, tw telecom. "The power, resiliency and security of the tw telecom network resonates with our existing Bay Area customer base. This expansion will enable us to broadly deploy services to meet the growing need for high-bandwidth networking solutions."

tw telecom now delivers direct fiber-based service to more than 30 commercial data centers in the Bay Area. Its Northern California network now extends from south of San Jose to San Francisco, throughout the East Bay into Oakland and Walnut Creek, and north into Sacramento.

"tw telecom's Bay Area expansion provides additional connectivity options into the Equinix ecosystem for our clients, both locally and nationally," said Jim Poole, vice president, Global Service Provider Marketing with Equinix, a leading global connection and data center company. "tw telecom provides our customers with reliable, scalable and secure networking solutions."

"By using tw telecom's eLynksm Express service, our clients have easier access to a fast, secure and private solution to seamlessly connect to cloud providers like Amazon Web Services here in the Bay Area and across the US," said Joe Goldsmith, vice president of Strategic Alliances with Digital Realty, a leading provider of data center solutions. "We are excited to see tw telecom grow and expand across San Francisco, San Jose/Silicon Valley and Oakland, as they work with us to provide our clients with secure, reliable and cost-effective data center solutions."

The Bay Area expansion, including San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland, is part of a national multi-market effort by the company to expand its metro fiber footprint across the country. As part of this effort, tw telecom plans to enter into five new high-demand markets – Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Richmond and Salt Lake City – and accelerate the density of its metro-fiber footprint in more than a third of its existing markets by the end of the year.  The company also intends to expand its sales force, including sales and support employees as well as additional operations personnel to support this project.

tw telecom is the top ranked competitive provider of Business Ethernet and one of the top three providers of Ethernet throughout the U.S., according to leading industry analyst firm Vertical Systems Group.  Learn how to become an IT Solutionist, powered by tw telecom, at www.ITSolutionists.com.

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 www.twtelecom.com for more information.

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