MAY 12, 2009 -- The Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA; search Lightwave for UTOPIA) has announced that Integra Telecom Inc., a facilities-based, integrated communications carrier, will be using the UTOPIA network to expand its business Internet and private network service offerings.
"Integra leads the industry in customer satisfaction and loyalty as a result of their high standards of responsiveness and reliability," says Todd Marriott, UTOPIA's executive director. "We are very pleased Integra will be bringing its level of service to Utah's business customers over the UTOPIA network."
Integra Telecom is one of the largest competitive local exchange carriers in the country. Last month, the company announced two new private network services that allow business customers to combine voice, data, and Internet traffic onto a single cost-effective and easy-to-manage IP-based network that scales as its customers' businesses grow.
"Integra is one of the fastest growing private companies in the country, and they bring many strengths as a provider. Having a service provider of Integra's stature utilize our network further validates the large-scale open access model we are pioneering," Marriott adds. UTOPIA's open access model makes the physical infrastructure accessible to providers, who pay a fee to offer services on the FTTP network.
This announcement makes Integra the eighth service provider on the UTOPIA network.