Unite Private Networks to Provide Fiber Optic WAN to the Gainesville City Schools

March, 28 2008

Kearney, MO (March 28, 2008) – Unite Private Networks (UPN) today announced an agreement to provide data services over a Fiber Optic Wide Area Network for Gainesville City Schools located in Gainesville, GA. The 5 year agreement calls for UPN to provide a 10 mile Fiber Optic Network through much of Gainesville, Georgia.

“The Gainesville School District was looking for a dedicated fiber solution allowing them guaranteed bandwidth to every location. Our advanced fiber network allows us to deliver very large amounts of data in a manner which provides each location its own set of dedicated fiber,” said Rob Oyler, Senior Vice President, Business Development for UPN. “Gainesville City Schools is an important customer for our expansion into Georgia. We are very pleased they selected us to deliver the infrastructure necessary for their future technological growth.”

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.

“Gainesville City Schools was very impressed by UPN’s value proposition. Our challenge has been bandwidth allocation to some of our schools. UPN’s network design removes all of our previous choke points and guarantees we’ll have dedicated and guaranteed bandwidth,” said Phillip Martin, IT Director for Gainesville City Schools. “Their solution was the best choice without a doubt. 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.

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