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Top-of-the-Line Private Fiber Networks Since 1998

Unite Private Networks (UPN) provides fiber-optic communications infrastructure services to schools, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals, and enterprise business customers. Service offerings include dark and lit fiber, private line, optical Ethernet, Internet access, FiberVoice and other customized solutions. UPN currently serves over 300 communities across 21 states, with 10,000 fiber route miles and 7,500 end customer sites. UPN is also one of the largest providers of fiber WAN services to K-12 school districts in the U.S, serving more than 250 school districts, connecting nearly 2 million students. Headquartered in the Kansas City, MO metro area, UPN has been providing customer-focused communications solutions since 1998. UPN’s current investors include Cox Communications, Ridgemont Equity Partners and the company’s employees.

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BUSINESS

SERVE BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT & SCHOOL CUSTOMERS ONLY

FIBER-OPTIC INFRASTRUCTURE

CUSTOMER RETENTION RATE

Fiber-Based Communications Networks.

Our team engineers, installs, and maintains the fiber infrastructure, while you enjoy higher
bandwidth and stronger connections.

Service offerings include dark and lit fiber, private line, optical Ethernet,
Internet access, data center services, and other customized solutions.

Dark Fiber

UPN dark fiber allows your
organization to enhance security
and manage your network’s growth.

Wavelengths

Wavelengths provide faster
transactions for applications that
support anything from storage
networking, real-time financial
transactions, or the latest cloud
connectivity computing service.

Metro E

Our flexible premise and access options ensure that you have redundancy, diversity, and the ability to operate with other services.

Internet

With a dedicated high-speed
Internet connection, your business
can experience unsurpassed
performance and reliability.

Custom Solutions

Our custom solutions deliver
managed services for network
control and provide scalable
bandwidth for quick growth.

Colocation Services

Our colocation services provide
access to UPN’s Internet
backbone for improved stability
and full redundancy, all while
decreasing capital expenditures
and long-term costs.

Cloud Connect

A private, secure, and
high-speed direct connection to
your cloud services, across a
number of platforms.

FiberVoice

A complete suite of voice solutions to meet your ever-growing needs, including unlimited domestic calling.

SD-WAN

Providing increased agility, optimized network performance and operational efficiency for your organization.

Industries We Serve

Services to schools, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals, and enterprise business customers across a 21 state service area.

Enterprise

Carrier Wireless

K-12

Hyperscale

Government

Carrier Wireline

Healthcare

Channel

Don’t Ask Us.
Ask the 98% of Customers Who Stick With UPN.

Farmers Insurance

“I needed a stable connection that had sufficient bandwidth to handle 15 to 20 computers hitting the same website at the same time for our company training environment. We held 7 training sessions with no problems whatsoever. The connection was stable and dependable. I am very pleased with Unite Private Networks.”

-Farmers Insurance

Newman Center-St. Thomas Aquinas Church

“The Newman Center – St. Thomas Aquinas Church is extremely pleased and appreciative of our partnership with Unite Private Networks. Over the past year, the Newman Center converted its phone service and increased its internet bandwidth with UPN. Throughout the process, UPN’s level of proactive, customer-focused service made our transition seamless and stress-free.

Each February the Newman Center hosts its annual phone-a-thon campaign which features fourty student volunteers calling our benefactors. Unite Private Networks provided us with incredible phone service throughout. The clear, reliable service was terrific – the backbone to one of our most successful phone-a-thons yet! We were thrilled.

And then the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

All of the Newman Center’s liturgies, student events, and public gatherings were abruptly cancelled. Almost immediately, UPN stepped up – once again – by rapidly deploying increased internet bandwidth, enabling our ministries to become 100% digital. Through their assistance, visitors could live stream Masses, Holy hours, and pastoral messages. Endless conference calls ran without a glitch. We even live-streamed a number of previously scheduled weddings. UPN’s Internet service kept our Virtual Newman running smoothly throughout.

Perhaps clear phone calls and uninterrupted streaming are relatively low priorities. A few months ago they were for me. That was until the Newman Center’s phone-a-thon -supported by UPN- was our last meaningful fundraising event before everyone was quarantined. That was until our primary means to minister to thousands of students, alumni and benefactors became live streaming. That was until the only way a bride’s parents could watch their daughter’s wedding, due to COVID-19 concerns, was by streaming and providing access to friends and family.

At that point, I realized how essential a partner like Unite Private Networks truly is. On behalf of our staff, students, our newlyweds, and their parents, I say thank you!!!”

-Newman Center-St. Thomas Aquinas Church
Jude Werner, CFRE

Nina Pizano Assistant Property Management

“In my experience working with Unite Private Networks, I’m highly satisfied. Their staff was able to quickly resolve anything I needed and I was impressed with their communication. The customer service received was unlike some of the network companies I’ve experienced.”

-Speedway Properties Lincoln, NE
Nina Pizano Assistant Property Management

Farmers Insurance

“I needed a stable connection that had sufficient bandwidth to handle 15 to 20 computers hitting the same website at the same time for our company training environment. We held 7 training sessions with no problems whatsoever. The connection was stable and dependable. I am very pleased with Unite Private Networks.”

Farmers Insurance

Jude Werner, CFRE Director of Development

“The Newman Center – St. Thomas Aquinas Church is extremely pleased and appreciative of our partnership with Unite Private Networks. Over the past year, the Newman Center converted its phone service and increased its internet bandwidth with UPN. Throughout the process, UPN’s level of proactive, customer-focused service made our transition seamless and stress free.

Each February the Newman Center hosts its annual phone-a-thon campaign which features fourty student volunteers calling our benefactors. Unite Private Networks provided us with incredible phone service throughout. The clear, reliable service was terrific – the backbone to one of our most successful phone-a-thons yet! We were thrilled.

And then the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

All of the Newman Center’s liturgies, student events and public gatherings were abruptly cancelled. Almost immediately, UPN stepped up – once again – by rapidly deploying increased internet bandwidth, enabling our ministries to become 100% digital. Through their assistance,
visitors could live stream Masses, Holy hours and pastoral messages. Endless conference calls ran without a glitch. We even live streamed a number of previously scheduled weddings. UPN’s Internet service kept our Virtual Newman running smoothly throughout.

Perhaps clear phone calls and uninterrupted streaming are relatively low priorities. A few months ago they were for me. That was until the Newman Center’s phone-a-thon -supported by UPN- was our last meaningful fundraising event before everyone was quarantined. That was
until our primary means to minister to thousands of students, alumni and benefactors became live streaming. That was until the only way a bride’s parents could watch their daughter’s wedding, due to COVID-19 concerns, was by streaming and providing access to friends and family.

At that point, I realized how essential a partner like Unite Private Networks truly is. On behalf of our staff, students, our newlyweds and their parents, I say thank you!!!”

-Newman Center-St. Thomas Aquinas Church 320 North 16th Street Lincoln, NE 68508
Jude Werner, CFRE Director of Development

Pueblo, CO – Pueblo District #60 Schools, 37 initial schools

“Unite Private Networks installed over 44 miles of fiber overhead construction as well as 5 miles of fiber
underground construction to 37 school entities. Not only has Unite Private Networks given us an excellent,
very dependable product, they have also given us excellent support. Their staff of professionals is competent,
courteous and trustworthy. Unite Private Networks is more than a vendor to us, they are a business partner.
They have listened to our needs and tried to help us find solutions that work the best for the staff and
students of our district. We look forward to maintaining a longstanding relationship with Unite Private
Networks and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who has need of such services.”

-Pueblo, CO – Pueblo District #60 Schools, 37 initial schools
Frank Klein, former IT Director

Canton, IL – Canton Union School District, 6 Initial Schools

“Thank you, everything is going great here. We love the service, and I am very proud of our new network
(it has taken us to a whole new level of IT service for the school district).”

-Canton, IL - Canton Union School District, 6 Initial Schools
Don Howell

Galesburg, IL – Galesburg Schools, 11 Initial Schools

“We are very happy with the network solution that UPN provided. The value proposition UPN offers, ensures we’ll
have our long term bandwidth needs addressed. The dedicated fiber gives us advantages we never experienced with
our previous vendor, we’re very happy with the UPN partnership. UPN built fiber throughout Galesburg connecting
all our buildings in a highly cost effective network.”

-Galesburg, IL - Galesburg Schools, 11 Initial Schools
Rick Lawsha, IT Director

Office Services Coordinator at Gross & Welch

“Our law firm was in the process of migrating our servers to a cloud-based system. We needed a direct, secure
and reliable connection to our data. UPN came highly recommended from our managed service provider. The sales
staff was very professional and kept us in the loop with regular project status updates. Ultimately, we
were able to get our secure connection up and running on-time and on-budget with no major issues. This
would not have been possible without the help of everyone at Unite.”

-Office Services Coordinator at Gross & Welch
Thomas Jarvis

Infrastructure Administrator at Sarpy County

“We are very satisfied with the services offered by Unite Private Networks. They have provided the bandwidth
we require to support the many sites in our metro area. This has enabled us to maximize redundancy in our
systems, reduce IT costs and collaborate with other government agencies to save tax dollars.”

-Infrastructure Administrator at Sarpy County
PJ Biodrowski

Business Process Manager

“Thank you for the service.  The new pipe has solved so many problems!  No more slow computers and no
dropped connections when someone sends a large email.”

-Business Process Manager

District Manager – Farmers Insurance

“I needed a stable connection that had sufficient bandwidth to handle 15 to 20 computers hitting the same
website at the same time for our company training environment. We held 7 training sessions with no problems
whatsoever. The connection was stable and dependable. I am very pleased with Unite Private Networks.”

-District Manager - Farmers Insurance
Greg Hatchett

Director of IT and Compliance at Plains Equipment Group

“Unite Private Networks was able to connect our entire network to a local data center. In turn, we are able
to better serve our customers with our high-speed, high performance, and highly reliable fiber network.”

-Director of IT and Compliance at Plains Equipment Group
R. Christensen

IT Manager at Hexagon Lincoln

“Unite has been an excellent partner. From sales to support, their staff has been very responsive and
professional. We have several site to site links in addition to a colocation lease for DR and Internet
access through Unite, and all of them have provided excellent availability, throughput, and uptime.
The improvement from our previous provider has been excellent and quantifiable. I would highly recommend
them to anyone for their business connectivity needs.”

-IT Manager at Hexagon Lincoln
Bill Dick

IT Manager at JEO Consulting Group

“UPN is great to work with. Support is very knowledgeable, responsive, and courteous. Their network monitoring
can’t be beat. Whenever we are doing maintenance on our equipment we receive a call from them regarding
connectivity issues between us and them.  It’s nice to know that someone is looking after your network
when you aren’t.”

-IT Manager at JEO Consulting Group
Pat Dix

Executive Manager of Information Services at Shawnee Mission School District

“The Shawnee Mission School District’s wide area network will serve as the backbone for all of the district’s
communications and will support the district’s future technology and bandwidth requirements. A fast, reliable,
and cost-effective network is imperative to ensure our students and teachers have access to cutting-edge
technology and applications that support learning. We are looking forward to greater technological
efficiency across all schools and district facilities.”

-Executive Manager of Information Services at Shawnee Mission School District
Drew Lane

IT Manager at Farmers Cooperative

“The new service is a lot more stable, faster, and provides redundancy for our locations. If Dorchester’s
fiber is down, all traffic is automatically routed through DeWitt’s service, which enables us to continue
business as usual for our over 70 locations.”

-IT Manager at Farmers Cooperative
Darren Sasse

Chief Engineer at KETV

“UPN’s work provides KETV with an important connectivity solution for 7 Burlington Station. This connectivity
supports our 24/7 mission to serve our community with excellence. The Unite Private Network team worked
seamlessly with KETV’s engineering staff, providing multiple updates throughout the build out, and
finishing on budget and on schedule.”

-Chief Engineer at KETV
Warren Behrens

President of Nebraska Christian College

“It has been a pleasure for Nebraska Christian College to work with Unite Private Networks and their team of
professionals that help provide the best Internet access to our campus community. We have been a customer
with UPN for several years and could not be more pleased with the quality and reliability of the service.
UPN provides not only quality service, but flexibility to provide additional capacity as needed for our
growing campus. Thanks to Unite Private Networks, we have reliable service at a very reasonable price!”

-President of Nebraska Christian College
Tony Clark

Ryan Theil

“UPN has been a great partner for us and we look forward to a continued long-term
relationship. Their state-of-the-art fiber network provides a great business tool for us to
support our growing business operations.”

-COO at Kidwell
Ryan Theil

President, Chairman and CEO of Bukaty Companies

“As a benefits consulting agency we needed a solution that would transmit confidential information securely.
The team at UPN created a custom solution that not only allowed us to pass confidential data between offices,
it also increased our bandwidth. We are very pleased with the new capabilities.”

-Chairman and CEO of Bukaty Companies
President

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100% Owned & Operated Fiber-Optic Network.

UPN Networks offer a wide variety of diversity options, so you can rest assured that your connection is both
reliable and protected. Managing all phases of the customer relationship, including RFP response, construction
management, network reliability, technical assistance, thus facilitating a long-term partnership.