Firm offers businesses access to high-speed broadband network

A company has announced plans to make a high-speed broadband network in the Grand Valley available to businesses.

The Unite Private Networks system extends from Palisade to Loma and throughout the Grand Junction area, offering fiber-based communications and a major tier one wireless carrier. The project also involves a 73-mile fiber optic network providing 10-gigabit connectivity between 45 school sites in Mesa County School District 51.

“Our carrier-grade, industry leading network solution will allow Grand Junction businesses access to a 100 percent fiber network built on redundancy and diversity that’s easily scalable to 100 gbps,” said Travis Noble, senior vice president of sales at Unite Private Networks. “Our dedicated and private network offers businesses a full suite of flexible solutions such as Internet, Ethernet and dark fiber, and we are looking forward to working with the Grand Junction business community to meet their ever growing bandwidth needs.”

“We targeted Grand Junction for a UPN fiber expansion knowing the city needed more connectivity options for businesses, and we are happy to bring a reliable option to meet the critical bandwidth needs of the Grand Junction business community,” said Jason Adkins, President of UPN.

Diane Schwenke, president and chief executive officer of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, said she welcomes the availability of the high-speed network in the Grand Valley. “Having more access and options along with competitive rates for service is good for business and good for the community.”

Randy Dalton, manager of technical infrastructure for Mesa County School District 51, said increased network capacity is needed to keep pace with technological advances in the classroom. “More and more functions converge on our data network. The number of devices attached grows constantly and at an accelerated pace,” Dalton said.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Unite Private Networks provides high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and services to schools, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals and businesses across a 20-state service area.

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