Kearney, MO (March 25, 2008) – Unite Private Networks (UPN) today announced an agreement to provide data services over a Fiber Optic Wide Area Network for the CHSD #218 School District located in Oak Lawn, IL. The 10 year agreement calls for UPN to provide a 23 mile Fiber Optic Network through much of Oak Lawn, Illinois.
“The CHSD #218 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 very large amounts of data in a reliable and secure manner,” said Rob Oyler, Senior Vice President, Business Development for UPN. “The CHSD #218 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 Chicago, Illinois 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.
“Community High School District 218 is pleased to have UPN as a service partner.” said John Byrne, Superintendent of CHSD#218. “The District has been searching for ways to increase its bandwidth and UPN has offered us this opportunity. UPN will provide fiber to all our schools in a cost effective manner. The fiber network will allow the district to improve current technologies and 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.