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Press Release -- July 12th, 2010
Source: Integra Telecom
Tags: Ethernet, MPLS

NORTHWEST CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE SELECTS INTEGRA TELECOM AS TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER

Telecom Company Chosen for Localized Customer Service and MPLS Solution

PORTLAND, Ore. – July 12, 2010 – Integra Telecom Inc., a facilities-based, integrated communications provider, was selected by the Northwest Cardiovascular Institute as its sole telecommunications provider for its four area clinic locations.

“At Northwest Cardiovascular Institute, it’s important that we have fast, reliable telecom services and optimal customer support, which is why we chose Integra Telecom,” said Wali Wahed, information systems and information technology director of the Northwest Cardiovascular Institute. “Integra has the right telecom expertise to tailor its products to the healthcare field, and we are very impressed with the company’s knowledge, local customer service and expanded bandwidth.”

Through the agreement, Integra will provide phone and Internet services via private network and virtual private network solutions, also known as multi-protocol label switching, or MPLS, for the institute’s four locations throughout the Portland, Ore., area.

Additionally, each office will also have access to a 10M Ethernet connection along with local and long-distance phone services. The offices are located in the northwest area of Portland, Ore., the eastside of Portland, Ore., Gresham, Ore., and McMinnville, Ore.

“The Northwest Cardiovascular Institute is at the leading edge of providing innovative cardiology treatment,” said Mike Daniel, senior vice president for Integra Telecom of Oregon. “It is an honor to work with healthcare innovators right here in the Pacific Northwest and provide them with the right telecom services at reasonable prices with localized customer service.”

About The Northwest Cardiovascular Institute

Since 1990, Northwest Cardiovascular Institute has been providing our patients with excellent, caring cardiovascular services — every visit, every time, including general and preventive cardiology and acute coronary problems. Through its four locations in the greater Portland, Ore., area, the institute’s specialized cardiovascular therapies include coronary artery intervention, peripheral vascular intervention, pacemaker/implantable defibrillators and catheter ablation and peripheral vascular medicine. In addition, the Northwest Cardiovascular Institute provides fully integrated programs such as anticoagulation, heart (failure) improvement, electrophysiology and device clinics, vascular services and women’s health.

About Integra Telecom
Integra Telecom Inc. provides integrated communications services across 33 metropolitan areas in 11 Western United 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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