by Lightwave Staff
September 28, 2011
Communication networks and service provider Unite Private Networks, LLC (UPN) says it plans to build a fiber-optic network throughout Caroline County, VA. The network deployment will provide UPN infrastructure along the I-95 corridor between Richmond, VA, and Washington, DC. UPN recently signed a long-term contract to provide fiber-optic wide area network (WAN) services to the Caroline County School District.
UPN provides high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks to schools, government, carriers, data centers, hospitals, and enterprise business customers. UPN currently has customers located in 19 states throughout the US.
“UPN was very thorough and understood our bandwidth needs from the beginning,” said Wade Murray, IT Director for Caroline County Schools. “We were very surprised to find a vendor out there who was willing to build us a network capable of growing with us for decades to come. We put them through the ringer with calls to current customers and asking very pointed questions throughout the evaluation period. They were a hands-down clear choice when the long-term economics were realized.”
“Bandwidth is now the third utility behind power and water,” said Rob Oyler, UPN’s chief marketing officer and executive vice president of sales. “With a UPN provided WAN, schools can lock-in a long term fixed price for virtually unlimited bandwidth. When districts understand the power of this model they quickly wonder why they didn’t sign up with us years ago. No incumbent provider will offer them the flexibility and growth potential of a UPN provided WAN, period.”