tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses and government entities throughout the U.S., today announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to install and service local voice and Internet services at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
tw telecom was awarded the multi-year contract through a competitive bid process that evaluated technical compliance, past performance, customer experience and proposed costs. The company will provide analog and digital services, including 30,000 phone lines and data services for secure Internet access.
Andrews Air Force Base is the home of the 89 Airlift Wing (AMC) and Air Force One. It frequently plays host to the President and Vice President of the United States, congressional delegations, foreign heads of state and many other dignitaries and distinguished visitors. More than 60 other separate units and special missions are located there, including more than 20,000 active military people and civilian employees. Andrews AFB is adjacent to Camp Springs, in Prince George County, Maryland, and is 10 miles Southeast of Washington, DC.
“When evaluating quality, reliability, customer care and cost, we’re pleased the Air Force’s competitive bid process determined that tw telecom’s solution was the best,” said Ken Folderauer, vice president for tw telecom Public Sector Sales. “We look forward to delivering the industry’s finest customer experience to Andrews AFB and helping it achieve its critical mission in serving our country.”
tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its fiber network than any other competitive communications provider. It has the third-highest market share of retail Ethernet ports in service and with its own metro fiber networks and one of the ten most interconnected IP backbones in the world, tw telecom has the national capability, robust product portfolio and national/local customer care teams to support mission critical enterprise applications that deliver the industry’s most sought after customer experience.
About tw telecom
tw telecom Holdings, Inc. (twtelecom.com), a unit of tw telecom inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in converged services, 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.