Integra Expands Network Across West

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Integra has expanded its long-haul fiber optic network route by 865 miles, directly connecting Salt Lake City to Sacramento.

The expansion will deliver high-bandwidth, low-latency transport to Integra metro networks in those two state capitals as well as Reno and the San Francisco Bay Area via Integra’s 100-Gigabit-per-second long-haul fiber backbone, the company said. Combined, Integra’s long-haul network now exceeds 6,000 route miles across the western United States.

By providing a direct east-west connection from Northern California through Nevada into Utah, Integra says it increases bandwidth and dramatically reduces network latency for data centers, enterprises, wholesale partners and others located within or near the fast-growing region. Integra’s backbone offers maximum transport efficiency for wide-area networks, private cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructures as well as customers who rely on the Portland, Ore.-based company’s enterprise services, such as Wavelengths Services and other managed and cloud services.

In addition, the new route enhances Integra’s offering by enabling new network diversity, protection and business continuity solutions.

“This route provides the perfect complement to our existing long haul and metro fiber in the region," said Dan Stoll, Integra's vice president of corporate development. “We’re confident in the value this strategic route will add for new and existing customers in the enterprise, government and wholesale segments in support of their network and cloud-based solutions."

This is the first of many network-expansion plans Integra plans for 2014.

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