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1102 Grand

March 04, 2014 08:00 ET

tw telecom Expands Fiber Network to 1102 Grand, Kansas City's Carrier Hotel

tw telecom's Industry-Leading E-Access Ethernet Services Now Available in Kansas City's Premier Interconnection Facility

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwired - Mar 4, 2014) - tw telecom (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 expansion of its Business Ethernet network to 1102 Grand, a market-leading, 26-story interconnection facility located in Kansas City, Mo. As part of this expansion, tw telecom will offer its Ethernet Access (E-Access) solution, which extends its customers' entire service portfolio to any national Ethernet-enabled location.

According to Travis Noble, tw telecom vice president and general manager for Kansas City, "Adding 1102 Grand, Kansas City's premier carrier hotel, to our network was a very significant step in serving our clients in the area. Many carriers typically do not have their own network to connect everywhere they need to go. With our E-Access solution, customers avoid capital investments, reduce operating costs and can more easily manage their network capability."

Hunter Newby, joint venture partner at 1102 Grand, said, "We are very pleased to have tw telecom at 1102 Grand. Their investment and industry leading Business Ethernet capabilities will significantly improve service offerings to our growing community."

E-Access is tw telecom's "One to Many" MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified national Ethernet service that provides a ready-made infrastructure for carriers to quickly and easily reach their end-user locations across a secure, scalable and predictable network. E-Access is the first Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) defined wholesale Ethernet product with definitions for a point-to-point service over an external network-to-network interface.

According to leading industry analysts, including Vertical Systems and Frost & Sullivan, tw telecom is one of the top three providers of Business Ethernet in the U.S. tw telecom's national resilient fiber network and infrastructure connects more than 20,000 buildings, including over 450 third-party data centers, across the country.

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.

About 1102 Grand:
1102 Grand
is Kansas City's carrier hotel and offers over 35 fiber and network service providers, including direct access to international transport routes. Companies from around the world utilize 1102 Grand's extensive and diverse fiber network providers to improve the quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness of their networks, as well as their colocation and data center requirements. 1102 Grand requires no monthly recurring cross connect fees, and is the marketplace for the best possible return on investment in the region.

For more information on 1102 Grand, please visit http://www.1102grand.com.

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