Unite Private Networks enters Lawrence, KS, fiber market

Feb. 14, 2023
The expansion adds 24 miles of high-count fiber to the Lawrence metro area, with the ability to reach more than 900 serviceable locations across the community.

Fiber network services provider Unite Private Networks (UPN) says it has extended its footprint into Lawrence, KS. The expansion adds 24 miles of high-count fiber to the Lawrence metro area, with the ability to reach more than 900 serviceable locations across the community.

UPN will connect the new fiber to its core network in Kansas City, MO, with dual 100-Gbps routes. The new route will support the delivery of dark fiber and dedicated lit services scalable from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps, to business and carrier customers. UPN also will offer a suite of other services.

"Headquartered and founded in Kansas City, we're always eager to grow in serving the Midwest," said Michael Dillingham, regional vice president at UPN. "As a college town adjacent to a large metro experiencing accelerated growth, Lawrence is poised to see its business community continue to thrive. We're looking forward to providing the critical infrastructure to support that growth, and to serving new customers."

"The chamber welcomes Unite Private Networks to our business community,” commented Bonnie Lowe, president and CEO of the Lawrence Chamber. “As a growing region, high-capacity communication is a priority to retain and attract talent to our workforce. This economic investment is exciting, and we look forward to working together."

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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