tw telecom Statement Regarding OMB Approval of FCC Special Access Data Collection Request

LITTLETON, Colo., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) Senior Vice President of Public Policy Michael Rouleau today issued the following statement following the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) special access data collection request.  The request will help expedite the FCC's review of incumbent business broadband service providers' market power:

"tw telecom applauds the OMB for its approval of the FCC's special access data collection request, helping pave the way for the Commission's review of business broadband service providers' market power, business practices, and pricing.  The FCC's access to this pertinent market data will help open the window to increased competition in the industry.

"tw telecom thanks the OMB and the FCC for their continued efforts toward resolving this long-standing issue, and urges the Commission to issue the data request as soon as possible."

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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