Unite Private Networks (UPN), a company that provides high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and services recently announced it is expanding its fiber network in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The new network will connect the majority of the central business district in Iowa as well as neighboring Omaha.
UPN's heavy-count fiber build will support demand driven by carrier, government, data center and enterprise business customers. With this new route, customers will have increased access to UPN's suite of products, including Ethernet, wavelength, Internet access and dark fiber. The new route will also provide lower latency and diversity from existing carrier networks in the region.
"We are looking forward to expanding our network in Council Bluffs," said Stuart Howerter, vice president of enterprise sales at UPN. "The network will cover the majority of the central business district, along with most of the Council Bluffs market, providing businesses and government entities access to the suite of products UPN provides, including Ethernet services from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps, wavelength services, Internet access, and dark fiber."
UPN provides its 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.
High School District 214 recently signed an agreement with the company to provide fiber-optic services for the District. The network will connect all seven buildings in the District. UPN's installation of the fiber-optic network has already begun and is expected to be completed by July 2015, with schools converting to the new system as they are built. When finished, the network will connect every school in the District and support 12,000 students using District-issued mobile computing devices in the classroom. Additionally, the new network can expand as the District's needs change.
Edited by Maurice Nagle