PRESS RELEASE — VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Integra, a provider of fiber-based, enterprise-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, has completed its acquisition of opticAccess, LLC—a deal that significantly expands Integra’s network in the Western U.S. and gives Integra owned, dense, unique metro fiber in all major markets throughout the region. Regulators have approved Integra’s acquisition of opticAccess, and Integra will immediately begin maximizing the benefits that the combined companies bring to our customers.
“This expansion of our network makes Integra an even stronger communications partners for wholesale, enterprise and government customers seeking high-reliability, high-bandwidth network solutions in the western U.S.,” said Marc Willency, CEO of Integra. “Our acquisition of opticAccess’ network adds 3,500 route miles to Integra’s network, including key infrastructure in Seattle, Oregon, the Bay Area and southern California. Integra will continue to invest in our network to strengthen our infrastructure, better serve the needs of customers, and increase our standing as one of the largest regional fiber network operators in the country.”
Integra estimates this network expansion will increase its addressable near-net demand by approximately 40 percent. The addition of opticAccess’ assets also differentiates Integra’s regional long-haul fiber network in a significant way by adding more unique, owned, low-latency long-haul routes that connect all of the major western operating markets, key data centers (more than 100 connected to Integra network in total) and cable landing stations. This expansion also enhances Integra’s West Coast long-haul route with a diverse low-latency path for primary and protected routes from Seattle to Los Angeles.
See the graphic below for details about how the acquisition of opticAccess expands Integra’s network across the Western United States:
Earlier this year, Integra announced its fully differentiated approach to local design, account management and customer support for its Electric Lightwave (serving large enterprise, government, education and carrier customers) and Integra Business (serving regional and middle-market enterprise customers) units. The opticAccess acquisition extends Integra’s capabilities, breadth and reach to additional customers that Integra can serve with this enhanced customer service model.
Integra is one of the largest regional providers of networking, communications and technology solutions in the western United States. Through its two business units, Electric Lightwave and Integra Business, the company provides critical data networking, unified communications, cloud and security services to domestic and international customers, including enterprise, government and wholesale customers – all of whom rely on Integra’s world-class fiber network and superior customer service for their operations and business success. Integra’s vast, privately-owned network connects customers across 35 cities in 11 states with Ethernet access to more than 460,000 business locations. Integra is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington with offices in 10 states in the western region and 1,500 employees. For more information, visit www.integratelecom.com or connect with us on social media on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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