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tw telecom Named One of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies

--Recognized for being transparent and consistent

LITTLETON, Colo., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom, (NASDAQ: TWTC) a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises and carriers throughout the U.S. and to their global locations, today was recognized as one of America's most trustworthy companies.  The list is generated by investment adviser GMI Ratings and published by Forbes, based on reviews of the accounting and governance behaviors of more than 8,000 publicly traded companies in North America. 

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"Our long standing focus on integrity and transparency with our shareholders are keys to our success and we are pleased to be recognized," said tw telecom Chairman and CEO Larissa Herda.  "Our commitment to open dialogue with stakeholders has always been paramount." 

To determine its list, GMI Ratings considered a number of factors including revenue and expense recognition methods, SEC actions, and bankruptcy risk to help determine a company's credibility.  The companies are then ranked according to their "Aggressive Accounting and Governance Risk" (AGR) score. The higher the score on a 100-point scale, the more trustworthy a company is considered to be.  tw telecom received a score of 96. 

tw telecom is the top ranked competitive provider of Business Ethernet in the U.S. and one of the top three leading providers of Ethernet overall, according to leading industry analysts.  The company's national resilient fiber network and infrastructure connects approximately 20,300 commercial buildings and more than 470 third-party data centers across the country to enable a secure, scalable and predictable networking experience for a large and growing number of enterprises worldwide.

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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