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Cornerstone Mortgage Company Selects tw telecom for Next Generation Data, Internet and Co-location Services
Aug 05, 2010 (12:08 PM EDT)


- tw telecom services to connect Cornerstone Mortgage's 60 locations in 12 states

HOUSTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses in Houston and throughout the U.S., today announced that Cornerstone Mortgage Company selected tw telecom to provide advanced data, Internet and co-location services to connect Cornerstone's 60 locations in 12 states.

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"As we continue to expand nationally, we needed a technology provider that could scale with us, and offer the quality and reliability we need to deliver the exceptional service our customers expect," said William R. Gemza, Director of Information Technology at Cornerstone Mortgage Company. "When we evaluated tw telecom against other providers on metrics such as service quality, reliability, national reach, customer service and cost, tw telecom was the logical choice."

As part of the multi-year agreement, tw telecom provides IP VPN, Ethernet Internet Service (EIS), regional LAN and co-location services. These services allow Cornerstone to more reliably and cost-effectively connect its field offices with its current data centers in Houston and Austin, Texas, as well as with a third data center planned for Fort Collins, Colo. Additionally, tw telecom's co-location services will ensure that Cornerstone has the business continuity and disaster recovery resources necessary to survive any natural or man-made disasters.

"Cornerstone Mortgage Company has made a name for itself as one of the nation's best home lenders in terms of customer satisfaction, employee retention, profitability and reputation among its peers," said Darin Cook, vice president and general manager for tw telecom in Houston. "As Cornerstone continues to grow rapidly, we are pleased that they viewed us as the technology partner that can adapt quickly to their evolving local and national connectivity needs."

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., 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. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

About Cornerstone Mortgage Company

Cornerstone Mortgage Company is a full-service mortgage banker with offices in 12 states from North Carolina to California. Founded in 1988, Cornerstone is the seventh-largest independent mortgage company in the U.S. and is a Top 30 national lender. For more information, visit www.houseloan.com.

SOURCE tw telecom