Lawrence, KS (February 8, 2023) – Unite Private Networks (UPN), a leading provider of high-capacity, fiber-based communication networks, is pleased to announce a network expansion into Lawrence, Kansas. 

The expansion will bring a total of 24 miles of high-count fiber to the Lawrence metro, delivering over 900 serviceable locations across the community. The network will connect back into UPN’s core network in Kansas City, Missouri with dual 100 Gbps routes. This allows business and carrier customers access to dark fiber or dedicated lit services that are scalable from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps, and a suite of other products powered by a low-latency carrier-grade, 100 percent fiber-optic network.  

“Headquartered and founded in Kansas City, we’re always eager to grow in serving the Midwest,” said Michael Dillingham, Regional Vice President at Unite Private Networks. “As a college town adjacent to a large metro experiencing accelerated growth, Lawrence is poised to see its business community continue to thrive. We’re looking forward to providing the critical infrastructure to support that growth, and to serving new customers.” 

“The Chamber welcomes Unite Private Networks to our business community. As a growing region, high-capacity communication is a priority to retain and attract talent to our workforce. This economic investment is exciting, and we look forward to working together,” said Bonnie Lowe, President & CEO of the Lawrence Chamber. 

About 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 21-state service area. Service offerings include dark and lit fiber, private line, metro-optical Ethernet, Internet access, data center services, voice, and other customized solutions. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, UPN has been providing customer-focused communications solutions since 1998. For more information on UPN, please visit, or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.