"It is our hope the tw telecom will embrace the indirect sales channel that Xspedius has worked so hard to build over the past few years. We have really enjoyed working with the Xspedius team and we look forward to an even brighter future with tw telecom."

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VP of Sales

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Telecom Channel Updates - Breaking Industry News

tw telecom Closes Xspedius Communications Acquisition

Acquisition Expands Metro Fiber Footprint to 75 Markets

Author: Carole Curtin | Original Source
Date: October 31, 2006

Larissa Herda
Larissa Herda, president of tw telecom, currently serves on President Obama's Telecommunication Advisory Committee
tw telecom Inc., a leading provider of managed voice and data networking solutions for businesses, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Xspedius Communications, LLC, which was announced on July 27.

Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, the Company issued 18,249,428 shares of Class A Common Stock and paid $216 million in cash, including an adjustment for working capital. The Company assumed no debt in the transaction.

"We continue to believe in the value of the last mile connectivity to enterprise customers, and this acquisition further expands our network reach and market density, enhancing our ability to further fuel enterprise growth," said Larissa Herda, Chairman, CEO and President of Time Warner Telecom. "We have been preparing for the integration of the two companies, and look forward to achieving the synergistic capabilities of the powerful combined fiber footprint and advanced network solutions created by the merger of both operations."

Concurrent with the closing of the Xspedius acquisition, the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Time Warner Telecom Holdings Inc., drew down the balance of its secured Term Loan B credit facility. The draw down was used to fund the $250 million redemption, including the redemption fees and accrued interest, of its $240 million principal amount Second Priority Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2011 to be paid on November 6, 2006, and $150 million was used to fund a portion of the acquisition.

About tw telecom

Time Warner Telecom Inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, local and long distance voice, VoIP and security, to enterprise organizations and communications services companies throughout the U.S. As a leading provider of integrated and converged network solutions, Time Warner Telecom delivers customers overall economic value, quality, service, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.



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