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Press Release -- January 11th, 2012
Source: Integra Telecom

Integra Telecom Awarded Contract from Mohave Educational Cooperative in Arizona

Over 400 Members May Purchase Internet, Telecommunications and Voice Services from Integra

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 11, 2012 – Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of fiber-based, businessgrade networking, communications and cloud solutions, was awarded a contract from the Mohave Educational Services Cooperative representing over 400 school districts and government agencies in Arizona. Integra Telecom is now part of Mohave’s approved vendor list, giving over 400 members the ability to purchase Internet, telecommunications and voice services from Integra and to apply for Federal E-Rate Funding using a simple no RFP Schedule 470 under Integra’s SPIN ID.

“When Mohave establishes contracts, our goal is to provide our members with the availability of quality goods and services at competitive prices,” said Mark DiBlasi, Contracts Specialist II, CPPB, at Mohave. “We are pleased to add Integra to our list of approved vendors for telecommunications and voice services.”

Integra maintains an extensive and growing fiber network in Arizona that delivers enterprisequality service to both urban and rural areas including seamless Internet access to onsite and offsite e-learning, remote access for teachers, and streaming video for classroom learning. Mohave members now have access to Integra’s best-in-class telecommunications services including Internet, Voice, SIP, Managed Firewall, VPN/MPLS, Conference Calling, and more.

The Mohave contract (#11M-INTE-0106) ensures that Integra Telecom’s service offerings are simple to purchase and meet all of the competitive procurement requirements of the State of Arizona and for Federal E-Rate funding using no bid Schedule 470’s.

“We continue to invest resources in aggressively growing our network and service portfolio, including in Arizona, and believe Integra represents the best option for Internet, telecommunications and voice services in the area,” said Joe Harding, senior vice president of product and marketing at Integra Telecom. “Integra is thrilled to have been awarded this contract from Mohave, and we look forward to serving its members.”

Mohave members can connect with Integra at or 1- 855-506-5295, and visit for information about Integra’s products/services.

About Mohave Educational Cooperative
Mohave is a non-profit agency established by the authority of ARS §11-952 and ARS §41-2632. Mohave has over 400 Members including public school districts, community colleges, city and county governments and political subdivisions throughout Arizona. Many Mohave Members have requested that Mohave go out to bid for telecommunication and Internet services. The Members who are K-12 Districts and libraries have been consumers of telecommunication and Internet services under the E-Rate program for over ten years. For more information, visit

About Integra Telecom
Integra Telecom Inc. connects business by providing enterprise-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions to 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 nationally acclaimed, best-in-class fiber-optic network consisting of a 5,000- mile high-speed long-haul fiber network and a 3,000-mile metropolitan access network including approximately 1,700 fiber-fed buildings. 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

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