VANCOUVER, Wash., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Integra™, a provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions through its Integra Business and Electric Lightwave business units, has extended its fiber-based network infrastructure to a total of more than 3,000 building locations. Driven in large part by the company's recently launched business units, the expansion reflects Integra's focus on strategic investments in its fiber network assets to address growing demand for high-bandwidth infrastructure and access to cloud services. Integra added locations to its network throughout the company's 11-state network footprint, with significant growth in the Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City and Seattle markets.
Once Integra connects a location to its vast, dense network of metro-area and long-haul fiber infrastructure, all tenants of that location are able to take advantage of Integra's fiber to reliably connect remote locations, securely access cloud and off-site data center services and deliver robust online services to their customers. Moreover, businesses near these locations become candidates for easy integration into Integra's network, so that each new on-net location enables many potential opportunities for further network expansion.
"Integra's fiber networks comprise a blend of diverse network routes, direct access along key corridors and built-in reliability, scalability and security that together provide a valuable and differentiated solution for our customers," said Dan Stoll, president, Electric Lightwave. "With 3,000 locations now on-net, our infrastructure is more flexible, powerful and enterprise-ready than ever, and we look forward to continuing to lay new fiber connections to businesses whose needs align with our network's unique set of capabilities."
Demand for Integra's high-bandwidth fiber installations is being driven by a range of factors. Businesses from the mid-market to the enterprise as well as government, education and health care organizations require ever-increasing capacity to reliably support their wide area networks and access to cloud services while business applications and networked devices demand more and more data. With a wealth of fiber assets ready to meet these challenges, Integra in January launched Integra Business and Electric Lightwave to dedicate resources tailored to the specific needs of its key markets, with Integra Business focused on mid-market opportunities and Electric Lightwave devoted to enterprise, government, education and wholesale customers.
Integra™ provides facilities-based communications and network services to enterprises, small and mid-sized businesses, government agencies and carriers throughout the western United States through its Integra Business and Electric Lightwave business units, with nationwide connectivity delivered via a robust IP/MPLS network. Integra's vast, privately owned network connects customers to 6,400 miles of long-haul fiber optic infrastructure and 3,000 miles of metro fiber across 35 cities in 11 states, and its Ethernet-over-copper infrastructure extends ubiquitous Ethernet access to more than 460,000 business locations. Customers trust Integra for secure, reliable, low-latency solutions to power high-bandwidth cloud services, data center connectivity and the applications that drive their success. Integra's services are backed by hands-on support and strong service level agreements. For more information, visit www.integratelecom.com.
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