tw telecom Expands Network Reach in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, today announced it is expanding its existing market footprint in Portland.  The expansion will provide extended reach south of town, as well as to areas west of Portland, including Beaverton, Hilllsboro and Tigard. 

This market expansion meets enterprise customer demand for tw telecom's industry-leading portfolio of data and Internet services, including its innovative Business Ethernet and Intelligent Network capabilities

"Recent economic growth in the region is fueling increased demand for bandwidth by growing businesses and expanding research activity," said Skip Newberry, president, Technology Association of Oregon.  "tw telecom's expanded investments in the region will help to further enhance one of the most connected metro areas in the country."

"We are pleased that tw telecom is enhancing its network in Hillsboro," said City of Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey. "This investment enhances the business infrastructure and continues to position Hillsboro as a hub for technology companies requiring Business Ethernet and networking solutions."

The company currently serves numerous Portland business customers and data centers including The Oregon Clinic, Women's Healthcare Associates, LLC and Portland Community College.  The network expansion will also connect tw telecom services directly to more of its data center customers on the west side of town.     

"Customer demand – both new and existing – is fueling this growth in the western and southern portions of the Portland metro area," said Jon Nicholson, vice president and general manager, tw telecom Portland.  "Additional locations can now be served directly by extending our network to these key corridors of commerce within Portland.  By being closer to these locations, we will be able to deliver better, faster and easier network solutions to solve customers' business problems."  

"We are proud to have tw telecom as a key provider of ViaWest in our Hillsboro data center," states Jim Linkous, regional vice president sales and general manager, ViaWest, a leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America.  "Just like ViaWest, they are dedicated to providing excellent customer service exceeding customer expectations."

The Portland expansion is part of a national multi-market effort by the company to expand its metro fiber footprint approximately 17 percent 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.  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. 

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.

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