Integra Telecom expands communication service offerings in cooperative contract with State of Utah

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Named an Approved Provider of High Bandwidth Internet and Ethernet Services

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 16, 2012 – Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, has been awarded a contract with the state of Utah naming the company an approved vendor of Internet, Ethernet voice and data transport services for government and public institutions throughout the state.

"Integra is increasingly committed to serving government entities throughout our footprint, and we are delighted to be awarded vendor status for the state of Utah," said Trent Anderson, vice president of government and education sales for Integra Telecom. "Utah's economy and workforce have shown considerable strength during the nation's economic recovery, and we see significant opportunity in this growing market. We look forward to working with state affiliates to support their success with robust, reliable communications and technology solutions bolstered by local, hands-on customer service expertise."

This contract builds on Integra's prior offerings to the state of Utah by providing a greater breadth of solutions than previously available. As an approved vendor, city, county and state entities as well as non-profit organizations can easily procure voice, Internet and data networking products and services from Integra. Additionally, Integra will be able to offer solutions at modified and competitive price points to best meet the needs of each organization.

Integra continues to roll out rapid enhancements to its product portfolio, providing customers in targeted verticals like government and education a suite of broad products and services to meet varying needs. Further, Integra continues to demonstrate its commitment to be a leading provider of Ethernet, the access and transport technology of choice for these entities.

About Integra Telecom

Integra is one of the largest facilities-based providers of communication and networking services in the western United States. We connect businesses of all sizes with advanced networking, communications and technology solutions in 35 metropolitan markets. Integra owns and operates an enterprise-class network consisting of a 5,000-mile long-haul fiber-optic network, 3,000 miles of metropolitan fiber and a nationwide IP/MPLS network. Our fiber network connects directly to more than 2,000 enterprise buildings and data centers. Through our expansive Ethernet footprint, we can deliver high-bandwidth services to more than 400,000 businesses. At Integra, we understand our customers need reliable, secure and flexible solutions delivered with unmatched expertise and quality of service. For more information, visit www.integratelecom.com.

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