Press Release

Blair, Nebraska – October 9, 2023 – Great Plains Communications (GPC), the Midwestern digital infrastructure provider with a growing, privately owned 18,000+ mile fiber network reaching 13 states, is deploying new packet network technology in more than 100+ Nebraska markets. Major metro markets include Omaha, Blair, Gretna, Ralston, Papillion, La Vista, Kearney, McCook and Broken Bow, with plans for full network rollout completion in late 2024. 

“Great Plains Communications is committed to continually investing in the technical foundation of our network,” said Tony Thakur, CTO of Great Plains Communications. “Next gen packet networking allows us to meet the increasing needs of our customers with reliable, fast connectivity, and optimize the overall customer experience. These types of forward-thinking improvements also position our network and our customers for future success as technology advancement and bandwidth demand continues to evolve.” 

The latest technology deployment will support high bandwidth delivery up to 100 Gbps next generation packet services to enterprises, towers, wholesale customers and hyperscalers, while supporting higher bandwidth capability to residential users. GPC’s reliable packet technology is based on segment routing providing optimum network performance and flexibility with operational simplicity, reduced downtime and fast reroute support.

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