COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom, (Nasdaq: TWTC) a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally, today announced that YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has selected the company to create an integrated voice and data network that will connect the organization's ten locations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080626/LATH527LOGO) YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is an existing tw telecom customer, and the new agreement expands the services it provides to the organization. Under the terms of the multi-year contract, tw telecom will build a fiber connection to YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region's headquarters location and provide its Converged Services package, which combines voice, secure Internet access and MPLS IP VPN in a single, fully managed solution. "Our goal was to improve network reliability and reduce our overall costs, and tw telecom's Converged Services allows us to do just that," said Wendy Becker, director of IT at the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. "These new services will allow us to customize and expand our network to our needs – giving us the most flexible and cost-efficient network possible." tw telecom's Converged Services delivers multiple communications services over a single, fully managed connection. Everything a business needs is included, with no expensive hardware to buy, configure, maintain or manage. Customers have flexibility in how their bandwidth can be rapidly allocated between connections. Additionally, Class of Service options enable customers to further manage bandwidth by prioritizing time-sensitive applications to ensure peak performance. " tw telecom's Converged Services will give YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region a network with the ability to change its configurations based on local needs, control its bandwidth allocation and prioritization, and utilize built-in security," said Rick Corbett, vice president and general manager for tw telecom's Denver and Colorado Springs markets. "And just as important, it can optimize that network over time as its needs evolve." tw telecom has more than a decade of experience in delivering industry leading Business Ethernet solutions to its customers over the company's fiber optic networks. Those fiber optic networks connect over 14,000 buildings – more than any other competitive provider – across the United States. The company has one of the most robust portfolios of Business Ethernet solutions available in the industry today, delivering services from 2 Meg to 10 Gig, within the metro or across the country, and managing the customer's entire network doorstep to doorstep. About tw telecomtw telecom holdings inc., a unit of tw telecom inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, local and long distance voice, VoIP, VPN and security, to enterprise organizations and communications services companies throughout the U.S., and globally. As a leading provider of integrated and converged network solutions, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, quality, service, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information. About YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region For more than 130 years, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has been working to put Christian principles into practice through programs. We're not a gym, or a health club, or a day care center, but rather a deeply rooted, not-for-profit community service organization with a long history of success in working for the greater good. For more information, visit www.ppymca.org. SOURCE tw telecom
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