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American Founders Bank Selects tw telecom for Advanced Voice and Data Networking Services to Connect Seven Kentucky Locations
Dec 13, 2011 (02:12 PM EST)


- Multi-year contract includes Business Ethernet, IP VPN, Ethernet Internet Service and Digital Voice/VoIP Services

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom, (NASDAQ: TWTC) a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally, today announced that American Founders Bank has selected it to provide advanced voice and data services to the financial institution's seven locations in Kentucky.

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"We are confident that tw telecom will be a great fit for us and are very pleased to partner with a provider that offers such a great combination of reliability, scalability and customer service," said Tommy Burgett, senior vice president and CTO of American Founders Bank. "tw telecom is giving us a significant bandwidth increase by utilizing fiber optic connectivity, which will improve our disaster recovery capabilities and decrease the overall cost of our services."

tw telecom is delivering American Founders Bank a comprehensive suite of new networking solutions including Business Ethernet, 30 MB IP VPN, 30 MB Ethernet Internet Service (EIS) and digital voice/voice-over-IP services as part of a multi-year agreement. The new services enable American Founders Bank to connect its remote branches and headquarter locations more efficiently, securely and cost effectively.

"In just a few short years, American Founders Bank has grown from a single-location startup to a multi-branch entity with offices throughout central Kentucky," said Joe Paulin, vice president and general manager for tw telecom's Louisville market. "We're pleased that our services will help American Founders deliver an even better experience to its customers."

tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its resilient, 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 and to deliver the most sought after customer experience in the industry.

About tw telecom
tw telecom holdings inc., a unit of tw telecom inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in business 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.  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 American Founders Bank
Since 1997, AFB has been changing the way Kentucky banks. We combine the flexibility of a community bank with the professional prowess and capabilities of a regional bank.  In doing this, we strive for a one-of-a-kind experience for all customers. For more information, please visit www.americanfoundersbank.com.

SOURCE tw telecom