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Press Release -- September 21st, 2010
Source: Integra Telecom
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CRN NAMES INTEGRA TELECOM ONE OF 75 COOLEST TELECOM SERVICE PROVIDERS

Integra Identified Among 25 Mavericks in the Industry

Portland, Ore. – Sept. 21, 2010 – Integra Telecom Inc., an integrated telecommunications provider for business, has been recognized by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine as one of the 75 Coolest Telecom Service Providers. The 75 Coolest Service Providers represent those companies that are revolutionizing the telecom market by delivering high-quality telecom services and building strong ties with the channel community. Integra is considered one of 25 mavericks in the industry, thanks largely to its commitment to responsive customer service.

“We are pleased to be recognized by CRN as a maverick among telecom service providers,” said Dudley Slater, CEO of Integra Telecom. “Integra takes pride in our unique and highly responsive, locally staffed service model. Receiving recognition for our efforts – whether it comes from our critics, our peers or our customers – is always encouraging as it confirms that we are delivering on our promises and staying focused on our mission to provide responsive, reliable and local service to our business clients.”

"The CRN 75 Coolest Telecom Service Providers honors those service providers with superior telecom services, best-in-class customer satisfaction and channel sales leadership," said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. "These vendors have demonstrated unparalleled customer and partner satisfaction and we congratulate them on their commitment to both customers and their partners."

CRN’s list of 75 Coolest Telecom Service Providers aims at helping solution providers navigate the shifting voice/data landscape and identify the most advanced service providers. Along with identifying the 25 mavericks, CRN also acknowledged the 25 heavyweights and the 25 innovators in the industry.

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 comprising 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 an 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.

Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com.

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM’s businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists – with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

MEDIA CONTACTS
John Nee, 503-453-8084, john.nee@integratelecom.com
Melissa Moore , 503-546-7894, melissa@lanepr.com

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