Great Plains Communications Press Room

Read the latest news releases about Great Plains Communications services, network expansion, and ongoing support for the communities we serve.

Great Plains Communications is the largest privately-owned telecommunications provider in Nebraska, and maintains our strong commitment to advancing rural America. 

For media inquiries and press information, please contact Laura Kocher, Great Plains Communications Marketing and Public Relations Director at 402-456-6429 or email lkocher@gpcom.com.


2017 Press Releases

10/10/17 - Great Plains Communications adds a 100G Packet Network 
Great Plains Communications, the largest middle-mile and last-mile provider in the state of Nebraska, continues expansion of their core infrastucture to support growing capacity requirements with the implement of a 100G packet network.

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08/29/17 - Great Plains Communications achieves MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification
Great Plains Communications, the largest middle-mile and last-mile provider in the state of Nebraska has achieved Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification from MEF, the global body that oversees standards for carrier grade, interoperable Ethernet.

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07/27/17 - Great Plains Communications appoints new Sr. Wholesale Account Executive
Great Plains Communications, the largest middle-mile and last-mile provider in the state of Nebraska is pleased to welcome Kevin Fonkert to the position of Sr. Wholesale Account Executive.

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04/27/17 - Great Plains Communications awards Wausa Public Schools a $5,000 grant to benefit multiple programs and the community
This particular project not only helps the students and the school, it also serves needs for the businesses and non-profits in the area, making it a win-win for the entire community.

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04/27/17 - Great Plains Communications awards Tekamah-Herman Elementary School a $5,000 grant to purchase iPads for K-2 classrooms
Students in grades K-2 will use the iPads several times a day to practice math facts, take reading quizzes, and practice spelling words.

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04/27/17 - Great Plains Communications Names Broken Bow Middle School teacher, Carolyn Troxel, as the 2017 Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Throughout her 30 years as a teacher, Troxel has shown true dedication as a language arts teacher, mentor, and advocate for not only students but also fellow teachers.

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04/27/17 - Great Plains Communications kicks off 2017 network construction to expand services on their 8,000-mile, 100G-capable network
Great Plains Communications has kicked off their 2017 construction season with several projects scheduled to enhance and extend the reach of the 8,000+ mile fiber network.

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04/25/17 - Great Plains Communications awards Neligh-Oakdale Public Schools a $3,800 grant to purchase additional classroom iPads
Great Plains Communications presented Neligh-Oakdale Public Schools with a $3,800 grant in late April 2017.

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04/11/17 - Great Plains Communications Announces the launch of the Innovative Community IMPACT program in Broken Bow, Nebraska

The program offers non-profit organizations the resources to implement specific projects that make a significant difference in the local community.

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01/26/17 - Great Plains Communications Announces 100G Capability
Great Plains Communications, the largest middle-mile and last-mile provider in the state of Nebraska has completed 100G capable upgrades on their entire 8,000+ mile, diverse fiber network.

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2016 Press Releases

10/19/16 - Great Plains Communications assists Advanced Communications Technology (ACT) and Hurricane Electric in their quest to bring highly-anticipated Tier One access to Wyoming
Great Plains Communications, the largest middle-mile and last-mile provider in Nebraska has partnered with full-service communications solutions provider, ACT to transport the global Hurricane Electric network into the ACT Data Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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08/04/16 - Great Plains Communications IMPACT Program Contributes Grant to the McCook Family Resource Center
The Great Plains Communications IMPACT Program contributed a grant to the McCook Family Resource Center that will allow the organization to increase event operating hours and provide additional donation inventory for students in McCook, Nebraska.

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08/04/16 - Great Plains Communications IMPACT Program Contributes Grant to Benefit McCook Skatepark Project Fundraising Event, Light Up McCook
The Great Plains Communications IMPACT Program in conjunction with McCook Economic Development Corporation contributed a grant to benefit the McCook Skatepark Project.

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05/18/16 - Great Plains Communications Awards Pope John XXIII Central Catholic School a $4,890 Grant for Their “Live from PJCC” Multimedia Education Project
This award is part of the Great Plains Communications “Commitment to our Schools” program which provides nearly $35,000 annually to schools and students in the form of grants and scholarships.

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04/12/16 - Great Plains Communications Announces the Launch of the Innovative Community IMPACT Program in McCook, Nebraska
IMPACT: empowering local nonprofit organizations with resources to make a difference.

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02/17/16 - Great Plains Communications Completes Acquisition of Pinpoint Network Solutions and Pinpoint Broadband Business Units
The acquisition will expand and further leverage the Great Plains Communications expanding fiber network.

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2015 Press Releases

12/18/15 - Great Plains Communications Enters into Agreement to Acquire Select Fiber Assets from Pinpoint Holdings

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10/15/15 - Great Plains Communications Continues Aggressive 2015 Network Expansion, Adding Unique Routes into Kansas City

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10/08/15 - Great Plains Communications Announces Their Fourth 2015 Network Expansion, a Diverse Route from Nebraska to Iowa

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07/14/15 - Great Plains Communications Becomes the First Tier III Service Provider in the Nation to Achieve TL9000 Certification

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06/09/15 - Great Plains Communications Announces Winners in National College Scholarship Program for Rural Youth

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05/28/15 - Great Plains Communications Affiliate Company, AllCom Global Services, Acquires Facilities Infrastructure Division of ADAR Incorporated

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05/12/15 - Great Plains Communications Awards Spalding Academy School a $5,000 Grant to Purchase Supplies for “STEM” Curriculum Enhancements

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05/05/15 - Great Plains Communications Awards Niobrara Public Schools a $4,700 Grant to Purchase iPad Mini Packs to Help Progress Their “Project IF” Initiative

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04/29/15 - Great Plains Communications Awards Callaway Public Schools a $5,000 Grant to Purchase Equipment for “The Cube” Broadcasting System

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04/28/15 - Great Plains Communications Names Hayes Center High School Teacher, Ann Fornoff, as the 2015 Outstanding Teacher of the Year

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04/24/15 - Great Plains Communications names Ponca Public Schools Winner of their 2015 Spring Sports Video Contest

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04/24/15 - Great Plains Communications Awards South Loup Public Schools $400 as Runner-up in Sports Video Contest

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04/08/15 - Great Plains Communications Completes Construction on Multiple, Diverse, Low-latency Fiber Routes from Cheyenne to Denver

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04/01/15 - Great Plains Communications Expands Their 5,000 Mile Fiber Network into South Dakota, Extending and Diversifying Their Fiber Footprint

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02/02/15 - Great Plains Communications Continues Six-Year Tradition of Shipping Care Packages to Deployed Troops

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01/13/15 - Great Plains Communications Appoints New Head of Carrier and Wholesale Services and New Manager of Cable Television/Broadband Services

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01/07/15 - President of the Nebraska Telecommunications Association Joins Great Plains Communications as a Fiber Splicer for a Day to Raise Awareness

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