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Press Release -- June 2nd, 2009
Source: Unite Private Networks
Tags: Ethernet, Private Line

Aurora, Colorado Connects Through Fiber Optic Network

Aurora Public Schools is partnering with Unite Private Networks (UPN) to connect all schools through a Fiber Optic Wide Area Network. The ten year agreement provides a 34 mile long Fiber Optic Network through APS schools and administrative sites.

"Aurora Public Schools 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. "UPN is building an extensive fiber network throughout the Denver metropolitan area and is very pleased to be able to secure this long term relationship with Aurora Public Schools."

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.

"Student bandwidth requirements are growing exponentially. The APS partnership with Unite Private Networks to develop a fiber network will ensure that we are able to meet our students' needs for many years to come," said Dan Davis, APS Chief Information Officer.

The Fiber Optic Network will provide faster connectivity for users. It will support virtual learning and the 21st Century Classroom in APS. The project is expected to be finished by January 2010.

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, and other customized solutions. Headquartered in the Kansas City MO metro area, Unite Private Networks has been providing customer-focused communications solutions since 1999.

Interested media may contact APS News Media Specialist Paula Hans at 303-326-2755 for more information

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