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Press Release -- March 10th, 2011
Source: Integra Telecom
Tags: Expansion

INTEGRA TELECOM AWARDS “IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS” FREE INTERNET SERVICE FOR A YEAR

Local Telecom Provider Selects Nonprofit Winner of its San RafaelCommunity Connection Campaign

San Rafael, Calif., March 10, 2011 – Integra Telecom Inc., a voice and Internetservices provider for business, has awarded In Defense of Animals of San Rafael, free,high-speed Internet service for a year through its Community Connection campaign.

In Defense of Animals was randomly selected through a drawing last night during the“Business After 5 Mixer,” hosted by the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and CircleBank. Gary Phillips, board chairman for the Chamber, drew the winning entry. Entrieswere submitted by local businesses and individuals who responded to the call tonominate their favorite nonprofit for the giveaway.

“We are thrilled to celebrate Integra’s expansion in the North Bay area at today’sChamber mixer and through the nonprofit drawing. Integra Telecom is committed tocommunity service, and we are pleased to award In Defense of Animals free, highspeedInternet service for a year,” said David Martini of Integra Telecom.

The San Rafael Community Connection campaign is part of Integra Telecom’sCommunity Matters program, which supports initiatives and organizations that benefitthe lives of people in the communities that Integra serves. Its focus areas are:

  • Youth – health, education and the well being of the youth in the community.
  • Health – wellness, safety and the eradication of disease.
  • Community – improving the stability and quality of life in the community, particularlyamong low-to-moderate income individuals.

About Integra Telecom

Integra Telecom Inc. provides voice and Internet solutions to thousands of business andcarrier customers in 11 Western states, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho,Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah and Washington. It ownsand operates a best-in-class fiber-optic network comprised of metropolitan access networks, nationally acclaimed Internet and data networks, and a 4,700-mile high-speedlong haul network. The company has earned some of the highest customer loyalty andcustomer satisfaction ratings in the telecommunications industry. Primary equityinvestors in the company include Goldman, Sachs & Co., Tennenbaum CapitalPartners, funds managed by Farallon Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus. IntegraTelecom and Electric Lightwave are registered trademarks of Integra Telecom Inc. Formore information, visit: www.integratelecom.com.

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