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 Wecom Inc. Partners with Integra Telecom to Deliver Carrier Class Services to Rural Businesses in Southwest U.S.

Integra Telecom’s Highly Reliable Network Offers Excellent Uptime to Area Businesses

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 27, 2011 – Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of fiber-based, businessgrade networking, communications and cloud solutions, is pleased to announce it has been selected by Wecom Inc., a top provider of communications solutions, to deliver strong and reliable point-to-point communications solutions to rural business customers in the southwest U.S. Electric Lightwave, the wholesale division of Integra Telecom, powers Integra’s extensive long haul network in the area.

“Wecom is on an aggressive path to transform and grow its business in order to provide rural areas with cutting-edge services of the highest quality and strength – similar to what businesses in a larger metropolitan areas have access to,” said Paul Fleming, chief operating officer and vice president of Wecom Inc. and DataMax Wireless. “Partnering with Integra Telecom has allowed us to greatly expand our rural-area service, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the level of network reliability and customer service.”

Network reliability and uptime is paramount to Wecom’s rural business customers like hospitals that need fast internet access for video conferencing with other doctors on emergency procedures. Integra’s extensive long haul fiber network in the southwest U.S. carries strong and clear signals to rural areas throughout the state, allowing Wecom to make highly reliable service available to its ever-growing customer base.

To help Wecom meet the rising demand for carrier class services in rural areas, Integra Telecom is upgrading Wecom’s service to a 1 Gigabit Ethernet circuit that will make enterprise-grade internet speeds available for its customers from Golden Valley to Phoenix, Ariz. “We applaud Wecom’s commitment to providing the highest quality solutions to its business customers regardless of geography,” said Paul Bodziach, wholesale sales director at Integra Telecom. “Their dedication to providing state-of-the-art technology and superior customer service is in direct alignment with Integra’s goals, and we are pleased to be a partner for them in the area.”

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

About Integra Telecom
Integra Telecom Inc. connects business by providing enterprise-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions to over 100,000 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 1,700 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 www.integratelecom.com.

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