Unite Private Networks (UPN) provides high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and related services to schools, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals, and enterprise business customers throughout the United States. Service offerings include dark and lit fiber, private line, optical Ethernet, Internet access, data center services, and other customized solutions.
UPN currently serves over 300 communities across 20 states, with 8,500 metro fiber route miles, and over 5,000 on-net buildings.
UPN has a proven history of successful completion of large and complex fiber-optic construction projects, on time and on budget. Customer relationships typically include long-term agreements (10-20 years) for fiber-optic connectivity between multiple facility locations. UPN manages all phases of the customer relationship, including RFP response, construction management, network reliability, technical assistance, and customer service, to facilitate a long-term partnership with the customer. UPN also has significant experience working with federal E-Rate program guidelines for K-12 school districts.
UPN is regulated by Public Service Commissions of each state in which UPN operates and also by the Federal Communication Commission, with periodic reporting requirements and service standards. UPN is a certified E-Rate service provider.
Headquartered in the Kansas City, MO metro area, UPN has been providing customer-focused communications solutions since 1998.
UPN’s investors include Cox Communications, Ridgemont Equity Partners and the company’s management team. The relationship with Cox and Ridgemont provides UPN with access to capital and an ability to leverage strategic insights and capabilities to accelerate long-term growth.