SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc.(NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions throughout the U.S. and globally, today announced the extension of its current Bay Area network to thousands of enterprise headquarters, offices and data center locations in the heart of Silicon Valley. The network extension brings revolutionary communications capabilities to the business hubs of Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood Shores, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale. tw telecom's Bay Area fiber network extends from south San Jose up the peninsula to San Francisco, throughout the East Bay into Oakland and Walnut Creek, and north to Sacramento. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080626/LATH527LOGO)"The strength, security and reach of our Business Ethernet network enable us to deliver our industry-leading Intelligent Network services to CIOs for immediate, real-time visibility, flexibility and control of their network," said Dave Ellebrecht, Vice President and General Manager of tw telecom in San Francisco. "Business Ethernet's power, resiliency and capability resonate with our enterprise customer base and enable us to broadly deploy services to 10 Gigabit Ethernet today, to meet their growing needs for applications-driven bandwidth."Companies with a significant presence in social networking, gaming, semiconductor design and other software and hardware services have an insatiable need for bandwidth to support real-time cloud-based applications, business continuity and disaster recovery, data replication, and other bandwidth-intensive applications . tw telecom collaborates with customers and delivers these solutions over its secure, scalable and predictable Business Ethernet network. These solutions improve a business's performance anytime, anywhere. David Littler, the new sales director for tw telecom in San Jose, said, "Our business is growing tremendously in Silicon Valley, and this new network extension gets us closer to our customers' headquarters and data center locations and to new customers needing our network services and capabilities." tw telecom now delivers direct fiber-based service to more than 30 commercial data centers in the Bay Area, one of the world's largest metro areas for data centers. tw telecom is one of the top three providers in the industry in delivering Business Ethernet services. " tw telecom excels in this dynamic environment as the top ranked Competitive Provider on our Ethernet Leaderboard," said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group, a leading industry analyst firm. tw telecom continually innovates around its Business Ethernet service, which is the foundation for its Intelligent Network capabilities and future Constellation Platform sm. An example is Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity®, the industry's first real-time, automatic dedicated Ethernet bandwidth-on-demand capability. Enterprises with tw telecom's Intelligent Network Enhanced Management and Dynamic Capacity services now have the additional capability to pre-set bandwidth utilization thresholds, without human intervention, to automatically double or triple network Business Ethernet bandwidth when reached. About tw telecom inc.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. SOURCE tw telecom
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