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Press Release -- June 16th, 2010
Source: Integra Telecom
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INTEGRA TELECOM SUPPORTS THE FCC’S FRAMEWORK FOR BROADBAND ACCESS

Business Telecommunications Provider Commends FCC’s Innovation and Leadership on Framework for Broadband Plan

Portland, Ore. – June 16, 2010 – Integra Telecom Inc., a telecommunications provider for businesses and carriers, released the following statement of support for the FCC’s proposed plan for a narrowly-tailored framework for oversight of broadband access.

“Integra Telecom commends Chairman Genachowski and the FCC for championing an appropriate regulatory framework that provides oversight for broadband services,” said Dudley Slater, CEO of Integra Telecom Inc. “The proposed framework will preserve the Internet as an environment that promotes innovation and investment while protecting consumers’ ability to access content according to their desires. Every American will benefit from the Chairman’s proposal for a narrowly-tailored regulatory framework for broadband access.”

Slater is joined by 11 other CEOs and presidents of competitive telecom companies across the country who support the FCCs direction.

About Integra Telecom

Integra Telecom Inc. provides integrated communications services across 33 metropolitan areas 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 more than 2,800 route miles in 11 metropolitan access networks including approximately 1,386 on-net buildings, a world class Internet and data network, and approximately 4,900-mile high-speed long-haul fiber 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: www.integratelecom.com.

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