Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 8-K
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  02/04/2011
tw telecom inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number:  0-30218
(State or other jurisdiction of
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
10475 Park Meadows Drive, Littleton, CO 80124
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01.    Other Events
On February 4, 2011, the Board of Directors of tw telecom inc. (the "Company") authorized the Company to repurchase up to $50 million of its common stock. This authorization is in addition to the $50 million of common stock repurchases authorized in June 2010 that were completed in 2010. Purchases under this authorization may be executed at any time and from time to time at the Company's discretion, depending on market conditions and other factors, using a variety of methods, including open market purchases, privately negotiated transaction and block trades. The authorization has no time limit, and may be suspended or discontinued at any time.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
tw telecom inc.
Date: February 07, 2011
/s/    Tina Davis

Tina Davis
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel