Great Plains Communications kicks of 2017 network construction to expand services on their 8,000-mile, 100G-capable network

BLAIR, NEB., April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Great Plains Communications, the largest privately owned middle-mile and last-mile provider in Nebraska has kicked off their 2017 construction season with several projects scheduled to enhance and extend the reach of the 8,000+ mile fiber network.

Plans include expansion in several Nebraska communities including Fremont, Columbus, and Seward, as well as upgrades in or near Gordon, Rushville, Tryon, Ringgold and Wynot. Enhancement and expansion will also be conducted in the areas of Neligh, McCook and Broken Bow where the company will add Voice to the list of current business and residential services that include high speed Internet and Cable Television. In the Omaha metro, the company will continue to extend their current fiber footprint of over 300 miles to capture additional business customers.

These plans follow the company's January completion announcement of 100G capable upgrades to their entire network. "Our journey of continuous network improvements continues," said Todd Foje, CEO of Great Plains Communications. "This year we will continue to diversify and differentiate our network, while expanding strategically to provide enhanced services to more business and residential customers throughout Nebraska. We'll also continue to connect and serve our wholesale customers through our highly diverse transport network that's now 100G capable."

About Great Plains Communications

Great Plains Communications is the largest privately owned telecommunications company in Nebraska and is headquartered in Blair, Nebraska. At the core of their service offering is an 8,000-mile regional fiber network encompassing the state of Nebraska and extending into Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

They currently provide 92+ Nebraska communities with High-Speed Internet, High-Definition Cable Television, and Local and Long Distance Telephone services. Their business solutions range from traditional voice and data products to installation and support of large business networks with scalable Ethernet solutions. The company also prides itself on their progressive approach to accommodating the unique needs of regional and national telecommunications carriers, LECs, ISPs, and wireless carriers.

Great Plains Communications recently celebrated their 107-year anniversary, and are in their fourth generation of family ownership.


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