School Districts will have access to streamlined E-Rate process
Saginaw, MI (April 13, 2015) – After a thorough RFP review process, MiCTA has named Unite Private Networks (UPN) as an approved vendor for Fiber Build Out Services available to all MiCTA members across the United States.
“As schools have progressed on the path of digital learning and online assessment, bandwidth needs have grown exponentially in recent years,” said Martin Mueller, UPN Director of Educational Sales. “Our Ethernet Wide Area Network (EWAN) solution provides 1.0, 10.0 or 40.0 Gbps connections to all facilities via home run fiber from every location back to the district hub site. As a full service provider, with network monitoring from our Network Operations Center (NOC), our solutions allow school districts to manage all their technology initiatives efficiently and more cost effectively than with traditional scenarios. We are pleased to make these solutions available at the best possible price through MiCTA,” says Mueller.
The approved vendor status allows MiCTA members to take advantage of the numerous Fiber Build Out Services offered by Unite Private Networks as specified in the MiCTA Master Services Agreement. Additionally, with the MiCTA solution, school districts can enjoy a streamlined E-Rate process, making the procurement process easier and more time efficient. UPN provides high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and related services to schools, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals and enterprise business customers throughout the United States.
MiCTA’s Chief Operating Officer Tim Von Hoff said, “We are pleased to have Unite Private Networks as an approved vendor. UPN was selected by scoring high points in a highly competitive RFP evaluation.”
About MiCTA: MiCTA represents thousands of higher education, K-12, healthcare library, governmental and charitable entities. Nationally, MiCTA seeks to resolve common voice, video and data issues, provide helpful information, participate in legislative and regulatory telecom advocacy, and negotiate discounted purchase contracts for telecommunications and technology services for its members. To learn more visit: www.mictatech.org.
About Unite Private Networks: UPN provides high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and services to schools, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals, and enterprise business customers across a 20 state service area. Service offerings include dark and lit fiber, private line, optical Ethernet, Internet access, data center services, and other customized solutions. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, UPN has been providing customer focused communications solutions since 1998. For more information, visit www.uniteprivatenetworks.com.