tw telecom Expands Greater New York Network

WESTCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, today announced it is expanding its network and extensive product suite in the New York Hudson Valley and western Connecticut.  The company is introducing service to enterprises and data center customers in Westchester and Fairfield counties, The Bronx, as well as Greenwich and Stamford, Conn. 

"We are pleased tw telecom will be part of our Westchester community, expanding options for telecommunications and networking solutions in the county," said Dr. Marsha Gordon, president and CEO, Business Council of Westchester. "Their approach to a comprehensive platform along with excellent customer service is the approach that creates business success.   We especially welcome the job creation opportunities the company will bring to Westchester."

"The Bronx Chamber of Commerce welcomes tw telecom as one of our newest members," said Lenny Caro, president and CEO, Bronx Chamber of Commerce.  "This investment enhances economic development and continues to position The Bronx as a hub for progressive businesses requiring Business Ethernet and networking solutions."

In addition, the company has named long-standing New York telecom executive Carl Bonitz as its vice president and general manager for the Westchester market.  In this capacity, Bonitz is responsible for supervising and supporting the growth of this newly expanded market, as well as revenue, operation plans, and lead generation programs.

"tw telecom and its local team is proud to be a strong part of the Greater New York City metro area business community," said Bonitz.  "As a result of strong growth here in the Hudson Valley, western Connecticut and The Bronx, this expansion is being driven by new and existing customer demand.  We look forward to leveraging this network expansion to provide enterprises here in the area with secure, scalable and predictable network connections that deliver faster, better and easier solutions to move their businesses forward."

Nationwide, the tw telecom network connects directly to 21,300 commercial buildings, including approximately 500 third-party data centers, as of June 30, 2014.

The New York/Connecticut expansion is part of a national multi-market effort by the company to expand its metro fiber footprint across the country this year.  As part of this effort, tw telecom has already entered into four new markets – Salt Lake City, Richmond, Va., Boston and Philadelphia – and plans to enter into one additional new market – Cleveland– this year.  The company is also accelerating the density of its metro-fiber footprint in more than a third of its existing markets.  As a result, the company is expanding its sales force, including sales, support and operations personnel.

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. 

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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