tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) has won a contract to provide Fort Bliss, the U.S. Army's base in western Texas and southern New Mexico, with data, Internet and voice services.
Although the terms of the multi-year contract were not revealed, tw telecom said that it won it after a "competitive bid process that evaluated technical compliance, past performance and proposed costs." Service installation is expected to be completed by May 2011.
What's significant about this upgrade for tw telecom and the Army overall is that Fort Bliss is undergoing a major expansion, which will house 100,000 soldiers, family members and civilian support staff by 2014. If the service provider performs well with this initial contract, it's possible the expansion could bring it even more business on this particular base.
This latest win with the Army is another point in tw telecom's growing presence in the military. tw telecom has continued to rack up many network wins not only with the Army but also with the Air Force, including Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs and Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
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