Unite Private Networks to Provide Fiber Optic WAN to Manhattan-Ogden, Kansas USD 383

February, 28 2008

Kearney, MO (February 25, 2008) – Unite Private Networks (UPN) today announced an agreement to provide data services over a Fiber Optic Wide Area Network for the Manhattan-Ogden Kansas School District. The 10 year agreement calls for UPN to provide a 24 mile Fiber Optic Network through much of Manhattan and Ogden. “The Manhattan-Ogden School District came to us looking for a solution for all their data needs across the District. Our advanced fiber network allows us to deliver large amounts of data in a reliable and secure manner,” said Rob Oyler, Senior Vice President, Business Development for UPN. “The Manhattan-Ogden School District is an important customer for UPN and we are very pleased we could develop this long-term relationship with them and become a presence in the Manhattan and Ogden area.”

UPN specializes in providing high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and related services to schools, government, carriers, data centers and enterprise business customers throughout the United States. Over the past 5 years, UPN revenue has grown by 60% annually.

“We are pleased to have UPN as a service partner to Manhattan-Ogden USD 383,” said Mike Ribble, USD 383 IT Director. “It has been a six-year process looking for a vendor that could provide fiber to all our schools in a cost effective manner and UPN has offered us this opportunity. The addition of bandwidth to the fiber network will allow the district to move forward on other planned technology projects.”

About Unite Private Networks: Unite Private Networks specializes in providing high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and related services to schools, government, carriers, data centers, and enterprise business customers throughout the United States. Service offerings include dark and lit fiber, private line, metro optical Ethernet, Internet access, VOIP, and other customized solutions. Headquartered in the Kansas City MO metro area, Unite Private Networks has been providing customer-focused communications solutions since 1999.

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