Press Release

Blair, Nebraska – June  7, 2023 – Great Plains Communications (GPC), the Midwestern digital infrastructure provider with a growing, privately owned 16,500+ mile fiber network reaching 13 states, announced it is providing technology services to Omaha’s newest concert venue, Steelhouse Omaha. GPC is the primary communications partner to Omaha Performing Arts (O-pa) and its entertainment campus, providing services to the historic Orpheum Theater, Holland Center and now expanding to serve patrons and artists at Steelhouse Omaha.

“As a partner to Omaha Performing Arts since 2017, Great Plains Communications is proud to continue serving this innovative organization that has grown to become the largest arts institution in Nebraska, and is highly respected nationally,” said Todd Foje, CEO of Great Plains Communications. “As bandwidth demands increase, our network is engineered to adapt to meet the capacity needs, empowering O-pa to utilize the technology to continue bringing the latest and greatest entertainment experience to Omaha and surrounding communities.”

The fiber-based services provided by GPC include dedicated fiber internet access (DIA), Ethernet and SIP trunks for voice services. In addition, to ensure the highest network reliability, all Omaha Performing Arts services are monitored locally at the Great Plains Communications MEF-certified 24x7x365 Network Operations Center in Blair, Nebraska.

Joan Squires, President of Omaha Performing Arts, said, “Whether it’s uploading photos and videos,  using our convenient digital payment offerings, managing lighting and sound or checking internet-based applications, we know our artists and audiences will have a fantastic fiber internet experience provided by our long-time partner, Great Plains Communications. GPC works with us on a holistic evaluation of our needs, both current and future, and continues to provide the services that help us achieve our status as best in class performing arts venues.”

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