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Press Release -- May 4th, 2011
Source: Unite Private Networks
Tags: Ethernet, Private Line, Video

Unite Private Networks to Provide Fiber Optic WAN to the Sheridan County School District #2

10-Year Agreement to Provide Services over Advanced Fiber Network

KANSAS CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Unite Private Networks (UPN) announced today its agreement to provide data services over a fiber optic Wide Area Network (WAN) for Sheridan County School District #2 in Sheridan, Wyoming. The District signed a 10-year term agreement.

“When I first spoke to Sheridan County Schools they were frustrated with the options that had been available to upgrade their WAN. They wanted a non-blocking WAN solution so they could implement technology initiatives that provide cost savings and operational efficiencies for their district. Bottom line is they needed a bigger pipe,” said Judy Gallagher-Cosgrove, Vice President Business Development for UPN. “UPN builds customized fiber networks that offer essentially unlimited bandwidth with no central offices bottlenecks.”

“Our schools were starving for bandwidth. We were using a formula designated by the Wyoming Department of Education more than 7 years earlier. The technology had surpassed the provided infrastructure. UPN provided a plan for us to install gigabit fiber-optic infrastructure from day one and a path for future growth when needed,” said Coree Kelly, IT Director for Sheridan County School District #2.

“This win demonstrates the commitment schools have made to tackle the bandwidth problem head-on, regardless of district size or geographic location,” said Rob Oyler, Chief Marketing Officer with UPN. “Our solution eliminates the boundaries of where WANs can be delivered.”

UPN provides high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks to schools, government, carriers, data centers, hospitals and enterprise business customers. UPN currently has customers located in 19 states throughout the U.S.

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, hospitals, 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 A link to our video can be found at


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