“Unified Network” for Wyoming

Gov. Mead issued a media release yesterday celebrating the work being done by private companies to build out the “Unified Network” for Wyoming – one of the governor’s initiatives, to further enhance the state’s broadband network and bring higher speed internet access to Wyoming. The Unified Network will provide 100 gigabits of capacity to the internet compared to 2.5 gigabits now, with access points located in eight Wyoming communities, anchored in schools or state offices. The network will create more redundancy and reliability, and make more advanced products and services available for businesses.

The two private companies awarded contracts for this part of the Unified Network are Advanced Communications Technology (ACT), headquartered here in Sheridan, and national Internet service provider CenturyLink. These two companies, between them, will lay the broadband rings that will tie all state schools and agencies together, which also lays the groundwork for future private networks that could perform in similar ways.

“This is an innovative partnership between public and private entities to provide transforming technology to the people of Wyoming,” Governor Mead said. “We are talking about unparalleled access, especially in rural areas.” ACT and CenturyLink, all of Wyoming thanks you!



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