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--Expansion reaches more enterprises and connects them to their remote offices, data centers, customer locations and to tw telecom's extensive fiber network across the United States

--Provides additional economic and business development opportunities for Nashville customers

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, today announced it is expanding its existing fiber optic network in Nashville.  The expansion adds new fiber to extend the company's network footprint from the city's central business district to the west side of the Nashville International Airport.

"A strong technology infrastructure is key for our economic development," said Bryan Huddleston, president and CEO, Nashville Technology Council.  "It is important that our local communication providers, like tw telecom, continue their investments into Middle Tennessee.  Companies benefit by having access to faster, better connected services to drive innovation and growth."

tw telecom will leverage this market expansion to further deploy its industry-leading portfolio of data and Internet services to more enterprises, including its innovative Business Ethernet and Intelligent Network capabilities.  The company serves medium and large customers in healthcare, financial, legal, higher education, government, technology, and hospitality industries.  Some of its customers include BMI, Inc., and Healthcare Realty Trust.

"We are excited for this investment in Middle Tennessee and what it can do to help us to reach more customers with our industry leading customer service and Intelligent Network products," said Steve Yazell, vice president and general manager, tw telecom Nashville.  "tw telecom is committed to the success of Middle Tennessee and looks forward to growing along with it."

The Nashville expansion is part of a national multi-market effort by the company to expand its metro fiber footprint 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.  Learn how to become an IT Solutionist, powered by tw telecom, at www.ITSolutionists.com.

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.

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