tw telecom, which is being acquired by Level 3 Communications, is expanding its Ethernet network to Philadelphia, giving local businesses access to the company's business Ethernet and intelligent network services. The expansion is part of the company's plan to accelerate its metro-fiber footprint into new markets as well as increase its coverage in existing markets.
Specifically, tw telecom services are now available in data centers at the following locations:
- Amerimar, 401 North Broad Street
- Digital Realty Data Center, 833 Chestnut Street
- Tierpoint, 4775 League Island Blvd.
- Xand Data Center, 1000 Adams Ave., Norristown
Besides Philadelphia, tw telecom has also recently launched services in Salt Lake City and Richmond, Va. It also plans to enter two additional new markets--Cleveland and Boston--this year.
The company is also increasing the density of its footprint in many of its existing markets. Earlier this summer it expanded its reach in Kansas City, Mo. Upon completion, these network builds will broaden its local on-net network presence, which is one of the key factors why Level 3 is purchasing the firm.
The service provider ended the second quarter with about 34,000 fiber route miles, the majority of which it said were metro miles.
- see this press release
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