Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of enterprise-grade networking and communications systems, has expanded its network in major metropolitan areas of the western U.S. Integra has extended its fiber network to nearly 300 additional commercial buildings this year--marking a 20 percent increase in on-net buildings since the beginning of the year.
Integra is expanding its network and increasing the number of fiber-fed buildings to support the needs of enterprise-level customers that demand high-capacity, fiber-based systems.
“Integra has grown by providing service to thousands of small-to-medium sized business customers,” says Steve Zimba, chief marketing officer of Integra Telecom. “Now we are aggressively augmenting our fiber network to serve demanding, high-bandwidth customers, such as data centers, regional headquarters, and multi-tenant business parks.”
This expansion is part of Integra’s $52 million year-long plan to leverage its fiber network to provide wholesale, enterprise, and carrier-class high-bandwidth products and services. In addition to more than 1,600 lit fiber-fed buildings, Integra’s fiber network includes 5,000 long-haul route miles and 3,000 metropolitan route miles. Integra leverages its fiber capacity to deliver a broad range of Carrier Ethernet Layer 2 and MPLS Layer 3 services.
The additional buildings on the fiber network are primarily located in the metropolitan areas of Seattle, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, Boise, Sacramento, and Spokane.