tw telecom Applauds FCC for Suspending AT&T's Proposed Tariff Increase

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom, (NASDAQ: TWTC)  a leading provider of managed services including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN  networking solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and to global locations, today applauds the FCC for suspending AT&T's proposed tariff order that would eliminate certain long-term contracts that offer pricing discounts and result in increased prices for businesses.

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"Earlier today, the FCC took another important next step in the ongoing review of the special access market by sending its data request to the Office of Management and Budget," said Michael Rouleau, Senior Vice President – Business Development and Public Policy for tw telecom.   "This   approval is needed by the FCC to gather necessary data to determine the state of competition in the special access market."

"We are encouraged by both actions taken by the FCC today," Rouleau added. "This issue needs a full scrutiny of the facts so that the FCC can render an informed judgment about special access in the U.S."

tw telecom delivers competitive Internet, data and voice services to thousands of customers throughout the U.S. solely over its nearly 30,000-route mile fiber footprint. 
tw telecom's customer commitment to innovation and delivering reliable network solutions, including its Intelligent Network capabilities, enable it to deliver consistent, secure, scalable and predictable network connections to enterprises throughout the U.S. 

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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