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Press Release -- December 16th, 2010
Source: Integra Telecom


Portland, Ore. – Dec 16, 2010 – Integra Telecom Inc., a fiber-based, integrated wholesale and retail telecommunications provider for business, has hired Steve Zimba as chief marketing officer.

Zimba brings 23 years of experience in the communications and technology industry where he has led the development and growth of several new products and businesses. Prior to Integra, Zimba held a variety of roles including Vice President Marketing and Products at Cbeyond, Director of Strategic Development at BellSouth, and Managing Director of the Global Telecom Business at Microsoft. He attended Syracuse University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and policy studies as well as a master’s degree in public administration and finance.

“Steve brings extensive marketing expertise and telecommunications and managed services knowledge to Integra’s executive management team,” said Dudley Slater, CEO of Integra Telecom. “He will work to strengthen Integra’s long-time reputation of having innovative and userfriendly solutions that leverage Integra’s extensive fiber network and meet the needs of businesses of all sizes.”

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-inclass fiber-optic network comprised of metropolitan access networks, 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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