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tw telecom Wins 2012 North America MEF Carrier Ethernet Award for Best Enterprise Application

- Recognized for unique Dynamic Capacity bandwidth-on-demand application

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 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., today was named winner of the prestigious 2012 North America Carrier Ethernet Award for Best Ethernet Business Application.  The annual award was presented by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) during the Ethernet Expo New York at the New York Hilton.      

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tw telecom was recognized for its unique Dynamic Capacity bandwidth-on-demand service that allows enterprise customers to double or triple their network capacity in seconds to meet immediate business demands or to schedule increased bandwidth for business applications or a certain ad-hoc need.   They can then return to their original committed information rate in seconds.  This capability does not affect a customer's service or quality of transmission.

"Dynamic Capacity is one of our Intelligent Network capabilities that deliver customers real-time visibility, flexibility and control of their network performance," said Mike Rouleau,

tw telecom Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy.  "This capability is what customers need to become more efficient in serving their customers and in growing their businesses."

"MEF received submissions involving many innovative applications across numerous vertical markets, showcasing how Carrier Ethernet services are delivering substantial business value.  It is great to see innovators like tw telecom rewarded for the industry leadership," said Nan Chen, MEF President.

The 2012 MEF Carrier Ethernet Awards recognize excellence and leadership in the development, marketing and delivery of Carrier Ethernet Services.  The awards are judged by

panels of independent industry analysts and presented annually in North America (NA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) regions.

"Our commitment to Business Ethernet is unprecedented in the industry," Rouleau said.  "We have delivered Ethernet nationally to enterprises for more than a decade and are consistently one of the three leading providers of Business Ethernet across the country.  Our continuous innovation strategy around Business Ethernet continues to differentiate us in the market with our customers."

tw telecom's Business Ethernet provides secure, scalable, predictable network connections for any enterprise needing connectivity to remote locations, data centers and to the cloud.   tw telecom delivers Intelligent Network capabilities over its national Business Ethernet network to meet customers' evolving needs for real-time performance metrics.  

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 The MEF:
The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 200 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF's mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide.

For more information about the Forum, including a complete listing of all current MEF members, please visit the MEF web site at http://www.MetroEthernetForum.org/

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