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Unite Private Networks Announces Grand Island Small Cell Deployment

Advanced connectivity aimed at helping Nebraska State Fair Patrons

/EIN News/ -- LINCOLN, Neb., July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Unite Private Networks (UPN), a leading provider of high-capacity, fiber-based communication networks is pleased to announce a small cell expansion project in Grand Island, NE. The deployment is in support of a major wireless carrier.

The new infrastructure extends throughout the Fonner Park campus, home to the Nebraska State Fair. It adds to UPN’s already extensive fiber network in Grand Island, giving business customers more access to dark fiber or lit services that are scalable from 100 mbps to 100 gbps, as well as a suite of other products.

“The Grand Island small cells will improve 4G data connectivity, resulting in improved wireless voice, video and data services, allowing people to connect in areas they need it the most,” said Shannan Heinzle, Director of Carrier Sales at Unite Private Networks. “Small cell networks add capacity in targeted areas to improve in-building coverage, voice quality, reliability, and data speeds for local residents, businesses, first responders and visitors. For the Nebraska State Fair this means speedier business transactions, faster social media posts and the wireless capacity to support the many visitors that come to Grand Island.”

“Grand Island welcomes hundreds of thousands of business and recreational visitors to the community every year,” said Mary Berlie, Executive Vice President at the Grand Island Chamber. “We are excited to have Unite Private Networks expand their existing small cell installations in support of wireless carriers 4G data connectivity at the Fonner Park campus. This expansion will assist not only our visitors, but our existing business community to continue to connect during high traffic times.”

“As a result of this expansion we will be able to reach additional business customers in the Grand Island area,” said Cliff McDow, Regional Sales Director at UPN. “We look forward to providing Grand Island businesses even more access to the suite of UPN products, including Ethernet, wavelength services, Internet, and dark fiber.”

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, metro-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 on UPN, please visit, or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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