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Unite Private Networks Announces Partnership with 1st State Bank

Ethernet Private Line Services provide highly reliable and scalable bandwidth between five bank locations

Omaha, NE (November 5, 2014) – Unite Private Networks (UPN) is proud to announce a recent partnership with Omaha based 1st State Bank. UPN is providing Ethernet Private Line Services, allowing 1st State Bank to securely build a 100 percent, private fiber-optic five site network, connecting their banks together with their processing center.

“After reviewing the many alternatives available for the best internet and connectivity to all our branches, UPN’s fiber was the clear choice,” said Derek Randecker, CIO of 1st State Bank in Omaha. “We are very excited about the possible increases in productivity, from the gain in speeds, especially Omaha to Gothenburg; going from 1.5MB to 50MB. The people at Unite Private Networks have been great to work with from planning this project to kicking it off the ground.”

“We are excited about our relationship with 1st State Bank,” said Stuart Howerter, Vice President of Enterprise Sales, at Unite Private Networks. “UPN partners with enterprise businesses like 1st State Bank to provide flexible and cost-effective solutions to meet their ever-growing bandwidth requirements. Our suite of products includes Ethernet services from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps, wavelength services, Internet access, dark fiber, and other customized solutions.”

About 1st State Bank: 1st State Bank looks for customer convenience on all levels. To provide growth and greater availability for our customers, we opened our doors in Omaha, Nebraska in 2001. For customers who have relocated, are simply vacationing, or have children attending college in the Omaha area, this has proven to be a welcome change. Since being established in Gothenburg, Nebraska in 1906, 1st State Bank has provided the up-to-date and friendly service that you should expect from your financial services provider. For more information about the bank, visit

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