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Press Release -- January 13th, 2010
Source: Integra Telecom


Sacramento, Calif. – Jan. 13, 2009 – Integra Telecom Inc., an integrated communications provider for business, has promoted Matt Smith to senior vice president for Integra Telecom of California and Nevada. In this role, Smith will oversee the company’s operations, services and new business development throughout Integra’s California and Nevada markets. Smith, who previously served as vice president of sales for Integra Telecom of Washington, is based out of Sacramento, Calif. and reports to Jim Huesgen, president and chief operating officer of Integra Telecom.

“Smith has distinguished himself as a valuable leader of Integra’s sales force, and we are proud to offer him the opportunity to grow our California and Nevada service areas,” said Huesgen. “He understands the need to combine reliable products and services with the quality customer experience our California and Nevada customers have come to rely on from Integra Telecom.”

Smith originally joined Integra Telecom in 2007 following the company’s acquisition of Eschelon Telecom, where he spent seven years primarily serving as the company’s director of sales in Seattle, Wash. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University in Salem, Ore.

About Integra Telecom
Integra Telecom Inc. provides voice and Internet solutions to thousands of business and carrier customers in 11 Western states, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah and Washington. It owns and operates a best-in-class fiber-optic network comprised of metropolitan access networks, a nationally acclaimed Internet and data networks, and a 4,700-mile high-speed long haul network. The company has earned some of the highest customer loyalty and customer satisfaction ratings in the telecommunications industry. Primary equity investors in the company include Goldman, Sachs & Co., Tennenbaum Capital Partners, funds managed by Farallon Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus. Integra Telecom and Electric Lightwave are registered trademarks of Integra Telecom Inc. For more information, visit:

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