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Press Release -- December 6th, 2022
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WANRack Announces Expansion in the State of Virginia- Bringing Better Broadband to the Hampton City Community

Lenexa, KS (December 6, 2022) – WANRack adds another school district to its Virginia portfolio. During the 2022 E-Rate Funding Year, Hampton City Schools selected WANRack to design, build and install a new, leased lit private fiber-wide area network. This network will canvass every corner of the Hampton area to  connect 32 schools and centers serving over 22,000 students & staff with better broadband access. The network will also pass by many anchor institutions such as libraries, hospitals, city buildings, and county sites allowing for ultra high speed broadband throughout the community.

“The City of Hampton is a future forward-thinking city” said Rob Oyler, CEO of WANRack. “This middle-mile network now allows the entire city to capitalize on the unprecedented broadband growth WANRack provides and now will help leverage federal last-mile grant dollars in the future.” The WANRack network solution will provide the district with faster bandwidth speeds, more robust security, and substantial cost savings, while delivering unlimited growth for the life of the network.

Upgrading to the WANRack network solution lowers the district’s monthly charges by more than 50%. In addition, the new network eliminates hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses that the district would have incurred with traditional providers as their bandwidth increases over time. WANRack fiber networks guarantee a future-proof approach so districts can get ahead of their future networking needs. The district can upgrade and increase bandwidth anytime during its contract, with little to no expense.

WANRack and the district are working closely together on engineering and designing the network. Construction of the new network is estimated to start in Spring 2023 and conclude by January of 2024.

“Hampton City Schools looks forward to this partnership with WANRack in order to provide our community with a state-of-art fiber optic network for our schools,” shares John Eagle, director of information technology for Hampton City Schools.

About WANRack

WANRack provides high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and related services to customers throughout the continental United States. Service offerings include E-Rate-compliant lit fiber, dark fiber, and special construction solutions. Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, the company provides point-to-point fiber networks, which eliminate countless points of failure found in traditional legacy networks. To learn more about WANRack, visit

For more information, call Macie Heller at (913) 601-5297, or email

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