Unite Private Networks promotes Adkins to president

Unite Private Networks (UPN), a competitive fiber-based provider that serves a mix of commercial and wholesale carrier customers with dark and lit fiber services, has promoted Jason Adkins to president of the company.

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Adkins, who has been with UPN for three years, previously served as senior vice president of sales and marketing, responsible for the overall leadership of sales, business development and marketing activities at UPN.

Prior to coming to UPN in 2012, Adkins acquired 20 years of telecom industry experience from a range of competitive and incumbent telco companies, including Windstream, KDL, Level 3, Telcove, Conterra and KMC Telecom.

Kevin Anderson, CEO at UPN, said in a release that Adkins will help lead the company's strategic direction and new growth strategies.

Amidst a rapidly consolidating industry, UPN laid a new foundation for growth in January when it secured a $273 million credit facility to pursue ongoing fiber network expansions that will support its growing base of enterprise and wireless operator customers.

The service provider's fiber services have continued to find utility with a mix of school districts and wireless operators.

Earlier this year, the company completed the initial phase of a nearly 700 mile fiber-optic network in Iowa with a particular focus on providing wireless backhaul services and a fiber network expansion in Pueblo, Colo., to support a major wireless operator. It also built a fiber network connecting 15 district facilities, including five connections on the Fort Carson Army base in Fountain, Colo., and was named by MiCTA as an approved vendor for fiber buildout services.  

For more:
- see the release

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