tw telecom Wins Five-Year, $1.4 Million Contract to Provide Data, Internet and Voice Services to U.S. Air Force Base
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses, today announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to install and manage data, Internet and voice services at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
tw telecom won the five-year contract, valued at $1.4 million, through a competitive bid process that evaluated technical compliance, past performance and proposed costs. Installation of the services will be complete by December 31, 2009.
“As home to the 21st Space Wing, Air Force Space Command, United States Space Command, and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Peterson Air Force Base is a vital asset to both the military and the city of Colorado Springs,” said Rick Corbett, vice president and general manager for tw telecom in Colorado Springs. “When evaluating quality, reliability, and cost, we’re pleased the Air Force’s competitive bid process determined that tw telecom’s solution was the best. We look forward to helping Peterson Air Force Base continue to serve our nation and to deliver them the industry’s finest customer experience.”
tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its fiber network than any other competitive communications provider, only exceeded by the large global incumbents. In fact, it has the third highest market share of retail Ethernet ports in service. With its own national fiber network and IP backbone, 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 industry’s most sought after customer experience.
About tw telecom
tw telecom holdings inc., a unit of tw telecom inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, local and long distance 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, 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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