LINCOLN, NE--(Marketwired - Apr 5, 2016) - Unite Private Networks (UPN) a leading provider of high-capacity, fiber-based communication networks, announced today a recent partnership with leading healthcare research firm National Research Corporation (NRC). UPN is providing dedicated high-speed internet connectivity to the company.

"UPN's carrier-grade robust fiber-optic network provides NRC high bandwidth internet with speeds upgradable to 100 Gbps," said Stuart Howerter, Vice President of Sales at Unite Private Networks. "We provide a suite of products including Ethernet, wavelength services, Internet access, and dark fiber, and are looking forward to continuing to help businesses meet their bandwidth needs in Nebraska."

"Our partnership with Unite Private Networks has allowed National Research Corporation to receive better internet service at a lower cost," said Paul Cooper, Chief Information Officer at NRC. "UPN effectively doubled our internet bandwidth, allowing our associates to work faster and more efficiently than ever before and, in turn, provide expedited service to our clients. We look forward to this ongoing partnership and the far-reaching impact it will have on our organization."

About Unite Private Networks: UPN provides high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and services to schools, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals, and enterprise business customers across a 20 state service area. Service offerings include dark and lit fiber, private line, metro-optical Ethernet, Internet access, data center services, and other customized solutions. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, UPN has been providing customer focused communications solutions since 1998. For more information on UPN, please visit, or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About National Research Corporation: For 35 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA) (NASDAQ: NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today the company's focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders.

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