SOURCE: Unite Private Networks

Unite Private Networks

April 08, 2014 10:00 ET

Unite Private Networks Announces Fiber Network Expansion

Fiber Network Will Connect Kansas City and Omaha Markets

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2014) -  Unite Private Networks (UPN), a high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks provider offering services throughout the U.S., announces today a major fiber network expansion connecting the Kansas City and Omaha markets. The nearly 200 mile route will follow the I-29 corridor, extending north from Kansas City through St. Joseph, northwest Missouri, southwest Iowa, and ultimately connect to existing UPN fiber networks in Omaha, Lincoln and southeast Nebraska. Construction is expected to be complete by Q1 2015. 

UPN's heavy-count fiber build will support demand driven by carrier, government, data center and enterprise business customers. With this new route, customers will have increased access to UPN's suite of products, including Ethernet, wavelength, Internet access and dark fiber. The new route will also provide lower latency and diversity from existing carrier networks in the region.

"UPN is excited for the opportunity to expand our fiber-optic network in the heartland of America," states Kevin Anderson, UPN Chief Executive Officer. "For the past 16 years, UPN has been providing high bandwidth services to customers located across 20 states, primarily in the central U.S. Whether urban, suburban or rural areas, the demand for fiber-optic networks and related services continues to be very strong. We look forward to providing the necessary infrastructure to support those needs." 

UPN currently serves over 250 communities across 20 states, with over 4,000 metro fiber route miles and 2,000 on-net buildings. UPN provides enhanced connectivity options to customers that are underserved by existing communications networks, and is committed to being a true community partner throughout the process of implementing new fiber-optic network solutions.

For more information on Unite Private Networks, visit http://uniteprivatenetworks.com/.

To view UPN's interactive market map, showcasing existing fiber and construction in progress, visit http://uniteprivatenetworks.com/interactive-market-map/.

About Unite Private Networks
Unite Private Networks (UPN) provides high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and services to schools, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals, and enterprise business customers across a 20 state service area. Service offerings include dark and lit fiber, private line, optical Ethernet, Internet access, data center services, and other customized solutions. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, UPN has been providing customer focused communications solutions since 1998. For more information, visit www.uniteprivatenetworks.com.

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