tw telecom (News - Alert), a provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, recently announced its plans to expand its network in Baltimore. The expansion will take place under the leadership of Stan Rich, the newly appointed vice president and general manager. tw telecom plans to provide its data and Internet services to enterprises in Tide Point, Hunt Valley, Towson and Owings Mills.
The solutions from tw telecom are all based on Metro Ethernet Forum (News - Alert) standards. The company’s Ethernet Access (E-Access) has an external network-to-network interface (ENNI) that provides carrier, application, and data center service providers with a single point of access into the national Business Ethernet footprint. tw telecom has already made its way into many new markets – Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Boston and Richmond, Va. this year. It now connects directly to 21,300 commercial buildings, including approximately 500 third-party data centers.
"tw telecom and its local team is proud to be part of the Baltimore business community," said Rich. "As a result of strong growth here in the area, this expansion is being driven by new and existing customer demand. We look forward to leveraging this network expansion to provide Baltimore enterprises with secure, scalable and predictable network connections that deliver faster, better and easier solutions to move their businesses forward."
In related news, Briggs Freeman, the oldest privately held boutique real-estate firm in Dallas, recently opted for tw telecom to deliver a full suite of networking solutions for its five Dallas metroplex area locations.
Earlier, Briggs Freeman used a "one size fits all" copper-based networking solution that impacted its business with long lags in deployment time, and significant limits impacting the IT needs and requirements of the company. To combat this challenge, Briggs Freeman selected tw telecom as its service provider. tw telecom’s prior experience, and the level of expertise of the entire team, worked in its favor and helped in its selection by Briggs Freeman.