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Unite Private Networks and Hunt Midwest Announce Long-Term Agreement to Deliver Fiber-Optic Services
Unite Private Networks (UPN) and Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development, Inc. have come together to deliver fiber-optic based Ethernet, Internet and dark fiber services to the tenants and data centers located at Hunt Midwest SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business park.
Hunt Midwest explained that SubTropolis was created through the mining of a 270-million-year-old limestone deposit and in the mining process, limestone is removed by the room and pillar method, leaving 25-foot square pillars that are on 65-foot centers and 40 feet apart. Claimed to be more energy efficient than all U.S. warehouses, SubTropolis can help business users bring down their carbon footprint and utility costs.
Kevin Anderson, CEO at UPN, commented, “We are very excited about partnering with Hunt Midwest. The nearly unlimited bandwidth provided by fiber-optic facilities allows our services to easily and quickly expand as the needs of customers grow over time. Most of our customers like to future-proof their communications with flexible solutions to meet their ever-growing bandwidth requirements.”
UPN asserted that it is pleased to be selected as Hunt Midwest’s business partner and is excited to work on the aforementioned partnership.
The new dark fiber infrastructure built in the SubTropolis supposedly connects directly with Kansas City’s 1102 Grand carrier hotel, which interconnects carriers, service providers and enterprise customers. With UPN as the high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and related services provider, one can expect the best fiber network available to businesses in SubTropolis.
Mike Bell (News - Alert), general manager of industrial/commercial for Hunt Midwest, added, “The UPN network will provide our tenants, especially e-commerce and business partners, with nearly unlimited bandwidth, giving them network performance to better meet business challenges and maintain a competitive advantage. By deploying a fiber-optic network in our underground facility, SubTropolis will also have the ability to support critical bandwidth-intensive data center applications in a secure environment unmatched by other data center facilities.”
Edited by Rachel Ramsey
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