Healthcare, nonprofit and education customers gain direct access to Integra services through MiCTA Membership
Portland, Ore. – May 13, 2014 – Integra™, a provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, today announced its acceptance to MiCTA, a nationwide group purchasing organization that offers communications and network technology solutions to members in the healthcare, nonprofit and education sectors. Now, MiCTA customers throughout the U.S. will enjoy easy access to Integra’s service suite through MiCTA’s procurement model.
“MiCTA is an ideal fit for Integra and we’re pleased to become a part of its membership offering,” said Martha Tate, vice president, government and education services at Integra. “MiCTA’s focus on healthcare, education and non-profit organizations aligns perfectly with markets where Integra has a distinguished record of service and success. We look forward to supporting MiCTA members with reliable, secure and flexible network solutions.”
Integra was granted vendor approval in 11 MiCTA product and service categories that span the breadth of Integra’s Voice Communications, Data Networking and Internet, Managed and Cloud Services, and Colocation and Equipment Services, including Ethernet Services, IP/MPLS VPN, Hosted Voice Service, and Collaboration and Messaging Services.
“We are pleased to add Integra to our portfolio of service providers,” said Tim von Hoff, chief operating officer at MiCTA. “Integra’s offerings address specific needs from our public and private sector clients, and our procurement model will make it easy for future customers to sign up for Integra services including data networking and Internet, managed and cloud services, and voice communications.”
This agreement continues Integra’s momentum in the government and nonprofit sectors this year following contract awards from the State of California’s CALNET 3 initiative and the federal Government Services Administration.
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.
MiCTA, located at 4805 Towne Center, Suite 100 in Saginaw MI, negotiates discounts on telecommunications and technology services for its higher education, K-12, healthcare, library, charitable and governmental members, provides helpful information, and participates in legislative and regulatory telecommunications advocacy. For more information, please visit the MiCTA Web site, www.mictatech.org.