Vancouver's Integra acquires Seattle-based telecom

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Vancouver telecommunications company Integra has acquired Seattle-based World Communications Inc., a telecommunications services provider to Seattle-area businesses.

World Communications is a 20-year-old company that has worked with Integra, according to an Integra news release. Its customers and business model "align perfectly with Integra's objectives for strategic growth, while enhancing our position in this vital metro market," Integra CEO Kevin O'Hara said in a statement. The cost of the acquisition was not disclosed.

Integra moved its headquarters in 2013 from Portland to the former Hewlett-Packard campus in east Vancouver. The privately owned company operates 6,400 miles of long-haul fiber-optic infrastructure and 3,000 miles of metro fiber across 35 cities in 11 states.

In March, Integra acquired Salt Lake City's ProTel NetWorks, expanding its services to that area.