Integra is beefing up its West Coast fiber network presence by acquiring opticAccess, a three-year old competitive provider that's focused on providing services for large enterprises and domestic and international wholesale carrier customers.
Integra has made a key change to its top management team by naming board member Robert Guth as interim CEO and president. Guth takes over the helm from Kevin O'Hara, who joined Integra's board in 2009 and served as CEO since 2011.
COMPTEL and a group of competitive service providers, including Level 3 and tw telecom, have asked the FCC to not approve AT&T's proposed TDM-to-IP trials in Alabama and Florida until the telco makes a number of "significant modifications" to its plan.
Integra is giving its wholesale and business service customers on the West Coast another connectivity option by enabling a long-haul fiber network route providing a connection between Salt Lake City to Sacramento.
Where do CLECs fit in the Ethernet ecosystem? In the third installment of our series, FierceTelecom takes a look at competitive local exchange carriers that are providing a diverse set of Ethernet services from a multitude of business angles.
Competitive service providers, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest Ethernet Leaderboard, are finding their way into the hearts and minds of the business service market.
Integra Telecom on Wednesday announced during the Channel Partners show in Las Vegas that it has renamed itself "Integra" to illustrate its flexibility to serve the large business customer market segment.
Integra Telecom on Tuesday introduced E-LAN Ethernet services that target medium and large-sized multisite customers that want multipoint-to-multipoint Layer 2 VPN services.
For much of its 30-plus year existence, Integra Telecom was known for its dedication to the SMB market. But in recent years, the service provider realized that assets it purchased in 2005 gave it a set of long-haul and metro fiber assets it could use to build a set of retail and wholesale services for larger customers. CEO Kevin O'Hara talks with Sean Buckley about Integra's emerging service strategies.
Portland, Ore.'s proposal to raise the taxes that wireline service providers pay is facing fire from the state's two dominant telcos, CenturyLink and Frontier Communications.