Acquisition combines WCI’s enterprise sales and customer base with Integra’s fiber-based network and services portfolio
Vancouver, Wash. – October 1, 2014 – Integra™, a provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, has completed its acquisition of Seattle-based World Communications, Inc. (WCI) following the receipt of regulatory approvals.
The acquisition, which was first announced in July, brings to Integra a sizable base of enterprise customers who now gain access to Integra’s vast network resources, and will bolster Integra’s talent pool in the Seattle market. WCI and Integra have been working closely together over the last several months to ensure a seamless integration with minimal disruption for customers.
“The acquisition of WCI is a key step in the continued growth of our fiber-rich Northwest markets and we’re pleased to see it to completion,” said Jesse Selnick, Integra’s chief financial officer. “The combination of WCI’s strong customer roster and enterprise expertise and Integra’s rich network assets will yield substantial benefits for both existing and new customers while enhancing Integra’s position as the premier choice for network services for businesses in the region.”
Integra™ provides facilities-based communications and network services to enterprises, small and mid-sized businesses, government agencies and carriers throughout the western United States, with nationwide and international connectivity delivered via a robust IP/MPLS network. Integra’s vast, privately owned network connects customers to 6,400 miles of long-haul fiber optic infrastructure and 3,000 miles of metro fiber across 35 cities in 11 states, and its Ethernet-over-copper infrastructure extends ubiquitous Ethernet access to more than 460,000 business locations. Customers trust Integra for secure, reliable, low-latency solutions to power high-bandwidth cloud services, data center connectivity and the applications that drive their success. Integra’s services are backed by hands-on support and strong service level agreements.