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Colorado Springs School District 11 Selects tw telecom to Provide Voice, Internet and Data Services

September 1, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses, today announced that Colorado Springs School District 11 has selected it to provide advanced data, voice and Internet services to the district and its more than 50 schools and office buildings.

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tw telecom won the five-year contract through a competitive bid process that evaluated technical compliance, past performance and proposed costs. Installation of the services was completed earlier this month.

“After a comprehensive review, we found that tw telecom offers the best package of highly reliable and affordable communications services that our district needs,” said Dr. Nicholas Gledich, Superintendent of Colorado Springs School District 11. “And, just as important, tw telecom offers the flexibility and responsiveness to meet our service and billing needs.”

With the addition of Colorado Springs School District 11, tw telecom now manages the data and voice services for six school districts and nearly 150,000 public school students, faculty and staff in Colorado. Other public school districts that use tw telecom services include: Littleton Public Schools; Cherry Creek School District; Douglas County School District; Academy School District 20; and Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8.

“Colorado Springs School District 11 has developed a reputation for aggressively introducing innovative programs such as International Baccalaureate, Gifted & Talented, Advanced Placement and CORE Knowledge to meet the education needs of its students,” said Rick Corbett, Vice President and General Manager for tw telecom in Colorado Springs. “We’re pleased that the data, voice and Internet services we are providing will help maintain that momentum by keeping the district’s 33,000 students, teachers and staff connected with their local community and the world in the most reliable, efficient and affordable way possible.”

tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its fiber network than any other competitive communications provider, only exceeded by the large global incumbents. 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. and globally. 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.

About Colorado Springs School District 11

As one of the oldest school districts in Colorado Springs, District 11 has enjoyed a distinguished history of providing excellent education to the greatest number of students in its region. The district serves nearly 30,000 students at more than 60 schools, and each District 11 school is focused on continuous improvement of student achievement, providing a safe learning environment for students and staff, making the most effective and efficient use of resources, working collaboratively with parents, and offering the best quality education in the state of Colorado to the 21st century student.

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