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Press Release -- March 5th, 2010
Source: Unite Private Networks
Tags: Ethernet, Private Line

Unite Private Networks to Provide Fiber Optic WAN to Hampton-Dumont Iowa School District

Unite Private Networks (UPN) today announced an agreement to provide data services over a fiber-optic wide area network for the Hampton-Dumont Iowa School District located in Hampton, Iowa. The 5 year agreement calls for UPN to provide fiber-optic network services between two of Hampton’s four school buildings.

“Hampton-Dumont School District was looking to complement their existing fiber network between the High School and the Middle School with a connection to their Southside Elementary School. Our advanced fiber network services with funding assistance provided by the federal E-Rate program was just what they were looking for to complete their District-wide communications network.” said Steve Bergeron, Vice President Business Development for UPN. “Hampton-Dumont Schools is a key relationship for UPN as we begin to grow our Iowa 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. UPN currently provides service in 12 states, primarily in the Midwest U.S.

“We are very pleased with the solution UPN provided.” said Teresa Peterson, IT Director of Hampton- Dumont Schools. The unique value proposition they offer allowed the school district to complete the fiber network we had started, and to do so inexpensively. We now know we have a network we can rely on for the future. We’ll be able to leverage current and future technologies and move forward on other planned bandwidth intensive 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, and other customized solutions. Headquartered in the Kansas City MO metro area, Unite Private Networks has been providing customer-focused communications solutions since 1999. For more information on UPN, please visit www.upnllc.com

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