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 Integra Telecom Announces Collaboration & Messaging Services

Addition of Hosted Microsoft® Communications Services Expands Best-In-Class Cloud Services

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 31, 2012 –Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of fiber-based, business-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions, is expanding its offering of cloud services for businesses to include Collaboration & Messaging Services. Integra is providing network-wide availability of hosted Microsoft® Communication Services, which includes Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Outlook® 2010, Microsoft Lync™, Microsoft SharePoint®, enhanced encryption and other valuable features. The service joins a growing roster of Integra cloud services, all carefully selected to meet the needs of its diverse range of business customers.

“Integra is pleased to offer an expanding portfolio of hosted communication services to support our business customers as they look for ways to improve the productivity of their workforce while reducing IT costs,” said Joe Harding, senior vice president of product and marketing at Integra Telecom. “The addition of Collaboration & Messaging Services further extends the range of Integra’s cloud services and is a natural addition to our business-grade voice, Internet and private data networking services. Our customers trust us to provide best-in-class competitive services and Microsoft Communication Services are a good fit for that promise.”

With Integra’s Collaboration & Messaging Services, customers are now able to utilize the latest versions of Microsoft business productivity tools, hosted on secure servers by a trusted communications provider, for an affordable monthly fee. The new services also enable customers to support an increasingly mobile workforce by synchronizing their smart phones with their Exchange email, calendar and company directory.

With security being of utmost importance for all cloud-based deployments, Integra customers can rest assured that their data is safe. A Fortune 50 infrastructure, including SAS 70 Type II audited data centers, built with world-class hardware and multiple connections to Tier-1 Internet providers, protects core operations while shifting the cost of facilities and maintenance from customers to Integra.

To learn more, contact Integra at 1-866-INTEGRA or visit www.integratelecom.com.

About Integra Telecom
Integra Telecom Inc. connects businesses 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 nearly 1,900 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 www.integratelecom.com.

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