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Press Release -- September 7th, 2010
Source: Integra Telecom
Tags: Equipment

INTEGRA TELECOM SPONSORS THE JERRY LEWIS MDA TELETHON FOR 8TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Integra Sponsorship Valued at $75,000, includes 100 Volunteers and Encompasses All Phone and Internet Service for Telethons in Seven States

Portland, Ore. – Sept. 7, 2010 – For its eighth consecutive year, Integra Telecom Inc., an integrated telecommunications provider for business, is serving as the telecom sponsor for the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Telethon in seven states across the western U.S., including Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Integra’s sponsorship involves 100 employee volunteers and their families along with the donation of telecommunications services and support – valued at $75,000 – to seven local Labor Day broadcasts.

“Supporting the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon has become a tradition at Integra Telecom, and we are proud to be part of an event that makes such an important impact on the health and well-being of our communities,” said Dudley Slater, CEO of Integra Telecom. “The MDA relies on individual contributions to fulfill its mission, and we’re pleased to help raise funds and awareness with the tools at our disposal: telephone, Internet service and our dedicated employees.”

As the official telecommunications sponsor of the MDA Telethon, Integra Telecom donated telephone equipment; local, long-distance and Internet service; and on-site technician support for each of the seven telethons held in Denver, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Reno, Nev., and Portland, Ore. Additionally, the 100 Integra associates and family members served as phone bank volunteers for a portion of the telethons.

“The fact that up to 100 Integra associates and their families dedicate four hours or more on a holiday to volunteer, speaks to the type of folks that comprise Integra Telecom,” said Dudley. “So far this year, employees have volunteered more than 4,000 hours through the Community Matters program and we could not be more proud of that.”

Integra’s sponsorship of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethons is made possible through its Community Matters program, which supports initiatives and organizations that benefit the lives of the people in the communities Integra serves.

About the MDA
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a nonprofit voluntary health agency working to defeat muscular dystrophy and related diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. The association’s programs are funded almost entirely by individual private contributors. More information is available at: www.mda.org.

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.

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