Kearney, MO (June 19, 2008) – Unite Private Networks (UPN) today announced an agreement to provide data services over a Fiber Optic Wide Area Network for the Grain Valley School District located in Grain Valley, MO. The 15 year agreement calls for UPN to provide over 8 miles of Fiber Optic Network through much of Grain Valley.
“Grain Valley was looking for a high bandwidth long term 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. “Grain Valley is an important customer for UPN as we grow our Missouri presence. We are very pleased we could develop this long-term relationship with them.”
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 very pleased with the solution UPN provided.” said Janice Uptegrove, IT Director of Grain Valley. “The unique value proposition they offer versus other options ensures we’ll have our long term bandwidth needs addressed. The dedicated fiber gives us advantages we never experienced with our previous wireless system. UPN will be building fiber throughout Grain Valley connecting all our schools in a cost effective manner. The fiber network will allow the district to leverage 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.