Integra adds Electric Lightwave, Integra Business fiber network units

Fiber-optic network services provider Integra has announced the creation of a pair of new business units, Integra Business and Electric Lightwave. Electric Lightwave will focus on Integra's largest enterprise customers as well as government and education organizations and wholesale carrier. Integra Business will serve the company's mid-market customers.

Fiber-optic network services provider Integra has announced the creation of a pair of new business units, Integra Business and Electric Lightwave. Electric Lightwave will focus on Integra's largest enterprise customers as well as government and education organizations and wholesale carrier. Integra Business will serve the company's mid-market customers.

The two units will market services based on Integra's existing footprint to their respective customer bases. Each will have dedicated sales and customer support organizations.

Integra veteran Dan Stoll, who previously served as the company's senior vice president of strategy and development, will become president of Electric Lightwave. The head of Integra Business was not announced.

"The market for high-bandwidth communication services is not one-size-fits-all, and with that in mind, we continue to evolve our sales and service models to deliver dedicated and personalized service, making us even easier to do business with," said Robert Guth, interim CEO of Integra. "The creation of these dedicated business units advances our ongoing objective to extend the availability and use of our advanced network infrastructure. Importantly, these steps also put the decision-making on network investment opportunities even closer to our customers, helping accelerate the growth of our already-impressive network of 3,000 on-net buildings fed by 9,400 miles of owned fiber."

The creation of Electric Lightwave is a case of "back to the future," as the name originally belonged to a fiber-optic network services provider Integra bought in 2006 (see, for example, "Electric Lightwave invests $150 million for dense WDM").

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