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 Integra Telecom Expands Ethernet Over Copper Network to Deliver Enterprise-Grade Services

Extends High-Bandwidth Carrier Ethernet Services to Reach More than 400,000 Businesses

PORTLAND, Ore., May 30, 2012 – Integra Telecom Inc., a leading provider of fiberbased, business-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions, has expanded its Carrier Ethernet over Copper (EoC) network to more than 120 Central Offices, enabling Integra to reach more than 400,000 businesses. The extension of Integra’s highbandwidth, reliable and secure network access enables enterprise-grade communications, networking and cloud connectivity to customers of all sizes throughout Integra’s 11 state, 35 metro-area footprint.

“Integra remains committed to delivering a superior customer experience for our enterprise and wholesale customers. Ethernet is the preferred transport technology for businesses,” said Joe Harding, senior vice president of marketing at Integra. “Integra’s goal is to be the Ethernet service provider of choice in our markets, and this expansion underscores our commitment to this goal and the needs of our customers.”

As businesses’ communications and data networks become more complex and heavily trafficked, Integra’s Carrier EoC Services offer a streamlined, easy-to-manage network alternative for IP-based voice, video, Internet and network data transport. Integra’s Carrier Ethernet Services provide custom-tailored solutions for optimized management of all network traffic over a single high-bandwidth connection; with Integra’s EoC, businesses can prioritize their network traffic to ensure the Class of Service and Quality of Service they require while assuring service level agreements, even at peak traffic loads.

Some of the benefits Integra’s Carrier Ethernet services provide for business voice, data and Internet communications include:

  • High security for business-critical applications;
  • Easy-to-leverage network capacity;
  • Predictable performance;
  • High service reliability;
  • Rapid service provisions and network visibility;
  • Fault detection and workflow reduction; and
  • Reduced operating expenses via simplified management and single point of connection.

“Carrier Ethernet has proven to be an extremely reliable, high performance and costeffective choice for our business customers,” said Mike Kozlowski, director of product management for transport and data at Integra. “With the expansion of Integra’s EoC footprint, many more Integra customers can merge their voice, data and cloud services over one highly scalable network. The result is an easily managed, customizable solution that dramatically improves communications capabilities without adding significant expense.”

Integra’s Central Office upgrades provide Carrier EoC to customers who are not within reach of Integra’s fiber network. By leveraging its extensive long-haul fiber network and more than 2,000 fiber-fed buildings, Integra has expanded its wholesale and customer reach beyond its 3,000-mile metro access network. Integra’s Ethernet Services product line is certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and is MEF 9 and 14 compliant. To learn more about Integra’s Ethernet portfolio, visit

About Integra Telecom
Integra Telecom Inc. connects businesses by providing enterprise-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions to business and carrier customers in 35 markets across 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 more than 2,000 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.
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