tw telecom plows more fiber into Atlanta to keep up with business needs

In tw telecom's (NYSE: TWC-WI) eyes, fiber and Ethernet are one of those classic combinations that's resonated well with its business customer base in Atlanta.

To meet what it says is a "strong demand for Ethernet services" from Atlanta-based businesses, tw telecom is expanding its fiber network in the Atlanta metro area. Through this expansion, tw telecom will be able to reach 600 additional buildings in a number of area cities, including Johns Creek, Suwanee, Duluth, Norcross, Emory University area, Decatur and Tucker.

When completed, the new network expansion tw telecom's advanced fiber network in Atlanta now will total 550 route miles in the metro area.

Joel Fye, vice president and general manager for tw telecom in Atlanta said that the growing use of fiber-based Ethernet is not just about getting a bigger pipe for Internet access, but using it as a platform "to deliver more and more high-tech applications such as cloud computing, telepresence and collaboration."

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