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Press Release -- March 10th, 2011
Source: Integra Telecom
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INTEGRA TELECOM WILL GIVE ONE SANTA ROSA NON-PROFIT FREE INTERNET SERVICE FOR A YEAR

Local Telecom Provider Launches Community Connection Campaign;Asks Area Businesses to Nominate a Non-Profit to Win

Santa Rosa, Calif., March 10, 2011 – Integra Telecom Inc., a voice and Internetservices provider for business, will give one Santa Rosa, Calif. non-profit free, highspeedInternet service for a year through its Community Connection campaign.

The campaign celebrates Integra’s new office in Santa Rosa and encourages areabusinesses to help out their favorite non-profits by nominating them to win free Internetservice. Online nominations are being accepted now through April 6.

The winning nonprofit’s name will be drawn at an open house and ribbon cutting onApril 13 from 4-6 p.m. at Integra’s new Santa Rosa location at 3700 Old Redwood Hwy,Suite 100A, Santa Rosa, Calif. 95403.

“We are thrilled to bring our Community Connection program to Santa Rosa and tofurther introduce Integra to the community by supporting a local organization,” saidJason Koenders, senior vice president for Integra Telecom of California. “Sinceexpanding our service area in the North Bay community, we’ve held a drawing in MarinCounty that In Defense of Animals won and we look forward to helping a Santa Rosanon-profit as well.”

Community Connection is part of Integra Telecom’s Community Matters program whichsupports initiatives and organizations that benefit the lives of people in the communitieswhere Integra serves. Qualifying non-profits must be a registered 501 C3 or C4 with anestablished office within Integra Telecom’s Santa Rosa service area. Additionally, theorganization’s mission must serve at least one of the following Integra TelecomCommunity Matters focus areas:

  • 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, particularlyin regard to benefiting low-to-moderate income individuals.

Nomination and Selection Process

Santa Rosa businesses may enter a non-profit of choice into the campaign bycompleting and submitting the nomination form available athttp://www.integratelecom.com/CommunityConnection/. Nominations may also besubmitted via e-mailed to CommunityConnection@IntegraTelecom.com.

Additional terms and conditions apply. Complete Community Connection details areavailable online at: http://www.integratelecom.com/CommunityConnection/.

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 accessnetworks, 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.

MEDIA CONTACTS

John Nee, 503-453-8084, john.nee@integratelecom.com

Melissa Moore, 503-546-7894, melissa@lanepr.com

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