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Press Release -- September 13th, 2010
Source: Integra Telecom
Tags: Colocation, Datacenter, MPLS, Private Line


Integra’s World-Class Fiber Network and High Capacity Transport Services
Provide Businesses Unique Solutions

Portland, Ore. – Sept. 13, 2010 – Integra Telecom Inc., a facilities-based, integrated communications provider for business, has expanded access to its world-class fiberbased network with high-capacity transport services at i/o, the leading provider of enterprise colocation and data center services.

Integra’s latest connection will be based at i/o PHOENIX and is protected by multiple, diverse 10-gigabyte-per-second data backbone links which increase network reliability and minimize risks of network interference. i/o PHOENIX, a carrier-neutral data center, is the seventh largest data center in the world.

“We’re pleased to offer our customers access to our network at i/o PHOENIX.,” said Craig Heidgerken, Vice President of Corporate Engineering of Integra Telecom. “i/o is the leader in enterprise colocation and data center solutions and has a reputation in the industry for reliability and flexibility.”

Businesses at i/o will now have access to Integra Telecom’s full suite of high-speed, fiberbased network services delivered on Integra’s high-speed long haul private line network and its Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology. In addition, Integra offers access to extensive metro-fiber assets in some of the largest cities in the western U.S. including Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Boise, Portland, Ore., Sacramento, Calif., and Seattle. These metro-fiber assets are tied directly back to Integra’s data backbone network in each geographic region. This allows Integra to sustain seamless connectivity for its customers in the event of regional disasters.

“i/o is pleased to offer its customers multiple options for network connectivity,” said Kindra Martone, senior vice president and general manager for i/o. “As a carrier-neutral data center, i/o PHOENIX provides access to more than a dozen telecommunications carriers and offers free cross-connects. Integra Telecom is a great addition to our network offerings.”

About i/o
i/o designs, engineers and delivers data center services to the world’s largest enterprises, governments and service providers with an always-on service level. For more information on i/o visit:, become a fan on Facebook, or follow i/o on Twitter.

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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