PORTLAND, Ore., July 25, 2011 – Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of enterprise grade networking and communications solutions, has expanded its network in some of the major metropolitan areas of the western U.S. In the first half of the year, Integra has extended its fiber network to nearly 300 additional commercial buildings – marking a 20 percent increase in on-net buildings since the beginning of the year.
The push to expand its network and increase the number of fiber-fed buildings is part of Integra’s approach to support the needs of enterprise-level customers that demand sophisticated, high-capacity, fiber-based solutions.
“Integra has grown by providing service to thousands of small-to-medium sized business customers,” said Steve Zimba, chief marketing officer of Integra Telecom. “Now we are aggressively augmenting our world-class fiber network in order to serve demanding, high bandwidth customers such as data centers, regional headquarters and multi-tenant business parks.”
This expansion is part of Integra’s $52 million year-long plan to leverage its fiber network to provide wholesale, enterprise and carrier-class high bandwidth products and services. Integra already operates the most extensive fiber network of any competitive services provider for business in the West. In addition to more than 1,600 lit fiber-fed buildings, Integra’s fiber network consists of 5,000 long haul route miles and 3,000 metropolitan route miles. Integra leverages its fiber capacity to deliver a broad range of carrier Ethernet layer 2 and MPLS layer 3 services.
The additional buildings on the fiber network are primarily located in the metropolitan areas of Seattle, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, Boise, Sacramento, and Spokane.
About Integra Telecom
Integra Telecom Inc. provides voice, data and Internet communications 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. The company owns and operates a best-in-class fiber-optic network comprising metropolitan access networks, a nationally acclaimed Internet and data network, and a 5,000-mile high-speed long haul network. The company has earned some of the highest customer loyalty and customer satisfaction ratings in the telecommunications industry. Integra Telecom is a registered trademark of Integra Telecom Inc. For more information, visit www.integratelecom.com.
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