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Integra to Expand Washington Presence with Acquisition of World Communications, Inc.

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SOURCE Integra

Seattle-based solutions provider brings diverse customer roster and deep expertise in delivering enterprise network services

PORTLAND, Ore., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Integra™, provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, has entered into an agreement to acquire World Communications, Inc. (WCI), thereby expanding its presence in the state of Washington. WCI markets a portfolio of voice, data and colocation services for clients in retail, professional services, manufacturing and other vertical markets in the Seattle metro region. WCI will bring to Integra a wealth of expertise in serving enterprise businesses, along with an established base of customers who will gain access to Integra's extensive fiber-based networks and comprehensive product portfolio.

"WCI has built a sterling reputation for serving enterprise customers in the Seattle area for close to 20 years," said Kevin O'Hara, Integra CEO. "Those customers and WCI's business model align perfectly with Integra's objectives for strategic growth while enhancing our position in this vital metro market. We are pleased to be joining forces with WCI's talented team and look forward to bringing WCI customers the full benefits of our enterprise-grade networks along with the superior level of service they have come to expect."

Integra and WCI have enjoyed a long and successful business relationship, with Integra ranking among the largest providers of network services to WCI customers for several years. Integra expects the acquisition of WCI to be completed in the third quarter pending regulatory approval.

About Integra

Integra™ provides facilities-based communications and network services to enterprises, small and mid-sized businesses, government agencies and carriers throughout the western United States, with nationwide and international connectivity delivered via a robust IP/MPLS network. Integra's vast, privately owned network connects customers to 6,400 miles of long-haul fiber optic infrastructure and 3,000 miles of metro fiber across 35 cities in 11 states, and its Ethernet-over-copper infrastructure extends ubiquitous Ethernet access to more than 460,000 business locations. Customers trust Integra for secure, reliable, low-latency solutions to power high-bandwidth cloud services, data center connectivity and the applications that drive their success. Integra's services are backed by hands-on support and strong service level agreements. For more information, visit www.integratelecom.com.

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