Integra acquires opticAccess

Integra said it has completed its acquisition of opticAccess, LLC, a deal that significantly expanded Integra´s network in the Western US 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.

Integra said the addition of opticAccess´ assets 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.

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.