MILWAUKEE, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc., (NASDAQ: TWTC) a global provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprise and government entities in Wisconsin and throughout the U.S., announced today that it has been selected by managed technology services provider Red Anvil to deliver its leading Business Ethernet service. Red Anvil offers data center, cloud hosting, cloud services, application hosting, data management and co-location services to businesses in the Midwest. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080626/LATH527LOGO) "We are pleased to expand our relationship with tw telecom," said Neil Biondich, CEO of Red Anvil. " tw telecom has a superbly-engineered data network so we are very pleased to partner with them for connectivity to our datacenter. The data network is an increasingly critical component in today's hosted business systems, so we are pleased to have a network partner that we can trust for reliable connectivity." tw telecom's Business Ethernet service lets businesses take advantage of the same Ethernet technology they use in their Local Area Network and extend it to their Metropolitan Area Network. Business Ethernet utilizes technology that is familiar, flexible, and has the ability to combine Quality of Service, restoration and high bandwidth into a single scalable, cost-effective Metropolitan Area Network solution. "Red Anvil is an incredible success story, a Midwest company that has grown nearly 600 percent since 2004 by focusing on offering customers safe, secure services and guaranteeing the highest levels of customer service," said Sandee Lammers, Vice President and General Manager of tw telecom in Milwaukee. "We are confident that tw telecom services will help ensure that Red Anvil continues to deliver exceptional service and value to its customers even as its growth continues." tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its resilient, fiber network than any other competitive communications provider. It has the third highest market share of retail Ethernet ports in service, its own metro fiber networks and one of the ten most interconnected IP backbones in the world. tw telecom has the national capability, robust product portfolio and national/local customer care teams to support mission critical enterprise applications and to deliver the most sought after customer experience in the industry. About tw telecomtw telecom holdings inc., a unit of tw telecom inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in business Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VoIP, VPN and security, to enterprise organizations and communications services companies throughout the U.S. As a leading provider of integrated and converged network solutions, and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, quality, service and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.
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