tw telecom expands Atlanta fiber network

Dec. 1, 2010
DECEMBER 1, 2010 -- Driven by increasing demand for business Ethernet services, tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC) has expanded its optical fiber network in the metro Atlanta area. The expansion reaches more than 600 additional commercial buildings in business districts within the cities of Johns Creek, Suwanee, Duluth, Norcross, Emory University area, Decatur, and Tucker.

DECEMBER 1, 2010 -- Driven by increasing demand for business Ethernet services, tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC) has expanded its optical fiber network in the metro Atlanta area. The expansion reaches more than 600 additional commercial buildings in business districts within the cities of Johns Creek, Suwanee, Duluth, Norcross, Emory University area, Decatur, and Tucker.

tw telecom will use the network to provide services to businesses in the healthcare, insurance, financial services, professional services, higher education, manufacturing, and government industries.

“We have seen a dramatic increase in the demand from Atlanta businesses for fiber network services, particularly Business Ethernet, to deliver more and more high-tech applications such as cloud computing, telepresence, and collaboration,” said Joel Fye, vice president and general manager for tw telecom in Atlanta. “Our network expansion allows us to more efficiently meet these needs in the fastest-growing business areas in north and east Atlanta, and gives these businesses more options as they evaluate who can best meet their communications needs.”

“tw telecom’s expanded infrastructure adds tremendous value to Gwinnett and metro Atlanta’s ability to recruit and retain businesses across all our target industries,” said Nick Masino, vice president of Economic Development & Partnership Gwinnett at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. “Their decision to expand in our community demonstrates the level of opportunity that exists here for companies looking to expand and grow. tw telecom is a strategic partner in our effort for continued job growth in the region.”

Tw telecom’s fiber network in Atlanta now stretches more than 550 route miles in the metro area.

Atlanta has seen an increasing amount of fiber expansion, including projects from such service providers as Southern Telecom (see “Southern Telecom adds dark fiber to Atlanta area”) and FiberLight (see “FiberLight deepens of Atlanta metro fiber footprint”).

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