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tw telecom Chief Executive Larissa Herda Named Chair of FCC Council

Monday, May 20, 2013

tw telecom Chief Executive Larissa Herda Named Chair of FCC Council

11:59 EDT Monday, May 20, 2013

- Appointed by FCC Chairman Genachowski to head FCC's Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC)
- CSRIC provides recommendations to FCC for security and reliability of the nation's communications systems and infrastructure

LITTLETON, Colo., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and world-wide, today announced that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski has appointed Larissa Herda, tw telecom Chairman, CEO and President, to lead the FCC's Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), effective immediately.   



Ms. Herda will chair the Council composed of executive leaders from some of the nation's most prominent telecommunications, media and technology firms.  Her term of appointment is for two years.

"I want to thank Mr. Genachowski for this appointment to chair the CSRIC and I look forward to serving with the other members as we work together to provide recommendations, insight and expertise to the FCC on these important matters of public safety," Ms. Herda said.

In a letter announcing Ms. Herda's appointment as Chair, Mr. Genachowski said her "expertise will be critical to the Council's mission ? (which is) expected to include a number of challenging tasks including making recommendations on emergency alerting issues, and examining metrics for implementation of Domain Name System security extensions and secure routing." 

Ms. Herda is currently a member of President Obama's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council (NSTAC), which provides the President with critical advice and recommendations regarding national security, cyber security and emergency preparedness. 

tw telecom is a champion for telecommunications security issues and recently introduced enhancements to its premium Internet security capabilities for customers.  As a  recognized leader in delivering secure, scalable and predictable network connections to enterprise customers and their remote locations, data centers and applications partners, the Company is also a member of the FCC's Technological Advisory Council (TAC).  

Ms. Herda has more than 27 years of experience in telecommunications and high-tech industries and has been CEO and President of tw telecom since 1998. She was appointed Board Chairman of the Company in 2001.   Ms. Herda is also Chairman of the Board of the Denver Branch of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City.  In 2012, Ms. Herda was appointed a member of the Colorado Innovation Network advisory board (COIN) by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.  The Board's mission is to promote collaboration among Colorado's private, public and academic organizations and to stimulate economic growth, help create jobs and attract new businesses.

Ms. Herda was a member of the board of directors at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado for eight years and is currently a member of the school's advisory board for the Center for Education in Social Responsibility (CESR).

About tw telecom telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business productivity. Please visit for more information.

SOURCE tw telecom

For further information: Bob Meldrum,, 303.566.1354 - office, 303.324.9588 - mobile

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