Great Plains Communications continues their aggressive 2015 network expansion, adding unique routes into Kansas City

BLAIR, Neb., Oct. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Great Plains Communications, the largest privately owned Nebraska telecommunications company with the largest fiber network in the state has announced their fifth network expansion for 2015, a unique route between the Nebraska market and the carrier hotel at 1102 Grand in Kansas City.

“Great Plains Communications continues to focus on extending our network throughout the Midwest and beyond,” said Lynn Mead, Head of Carrier and Wholesale Services. “Kansas City made perfect sense for our next expansion. We are seeing a great need for more bandwidth in this area and look forward to serving this new market.”

The Kansas City expansion differentiates Great Plains Communications with truly unique routes providing the capability to bypass Omaha and extend within Nebraska and the surrounding markets of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Wyoming on multiple diverse paths. Initial 100G is in process to be completed by the end of 2015. The Kansas City expansion along with the entire 5,000+ mile Great Plains Communications network is monitored around the clock by the company’s Network Operations Center which recently became the first Tier III Organization to become fully TL9000-certified.

Todd Foje, CEO for Great Plains Communications had this to say. “The significant 2015 investment into ongoing network expansion by Great Plains Communications has been in direct response to the ever-increasing need for more bandwidth throughout the nation, particularly in the Midwestern region. Our company is committed to continuing this expansion trend to meet the needs of enterprises and carriers. We want to be known as the network of choice for true diversity and redundancy.”

About Great Plains Communications

Great Plains Communications is the largest privately owned telecommunications provider in Nebraska. At the core of their service offering is an extensive, 5,000+ mile regional fiber network with community access rings, last mile and middle mile solutions. The network reach extends beyond Nebraska into Colorado, Iowa Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Wyoming, and is fully supported by a 24x7x365 Network Operations Center. The company is financially strong with a 105 year history of providing reliable and innovative solutions. Great Plains Communications prides itself on their progressive approach to accommodating the unique needs of all regional and national telecommunications carriers, LECs, ISPs, wireless carriers and other service providers utilizing superior custom engineering and custom build strategies.

CONTACT: Laura Kocher	
         Marketing and Public Relations Manager	
         402-456-6429	
         lkocher@gpcom.com