Great Plains Communications extends fiber to Omaha’s Gretna Logistics Park

July 27, 2023
The service provider will offer fiber services to businesses that will be located in the 170-acre development.

Great Plains Communications has been tapped to bring fiber services to Gretna Logistics Park. This new 170-acre industrial business development—one of the largest centers in Omaha and surrounding metro areas—will support a wide range of industries that require high-speed fiber services.

Led by Omaha’s NewStreet Properties, the new site is in Gretna, Nebraska, between Omaha, Nebraska’s largest city, and Lincoln, the State’s Capital. The project addresses a growing demand for warehouse space near Omaha with easy access to the I-80 corridor, the second longest east-west transcontinental freeway in the U.S. 

As reliable fiber internet has become vital to supply chains and other organizations, GPC’s fiber network will support a host of new services required by businesses, including cloud-based operating systems, real-time warehouse management software, and other services. GPC is engineering and constructing fully scalable fiber with services to meet the connectivity needs of prospective and current tenants in the new business park.

Construction of the nearly two million square feet of industrial and warehouse space is now underway. 

Great Plains Communications business fiber services will include symmetrical internet speeds up to 100 Gbps x 100 Gbps, managed Ethernet, GPC SD-WAN, GPC Cloud Connect, LTE Wireless backup, GPC managed business WIFI and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection service.  

Having worked on other projects, NewStreet and GPC are familiar. Brian Diedrichsen, managing principal of NewStreet Properties, said that fiber-based connectivity is crucial to industrial, commercial real estate operations and supply chain-focused enterprises.

“Great Plains Communications has the top network in the Midwest, and we have experienced their customer-first approach that aligns with our view of service excellence,” he said. “We have successfully partnered with GPC on past ventures and look forward to having them on board for this iconic industrial park project.”  

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About the Author

Sean Buckley

Sean is responsible for establishing and executing the editorial strategies of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report across their websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products.

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