Great Plains Communications, a fiber-service provider based in Nebraska, has announced the deployment of new packet technology in more than 100 markets across the state.

In an Oct. 9 announcement, the company said the new technology deployment will support up to 100 Gbps high-bandwidth delivery and the next generation of packet services offered to the company’s network. Great Plains Communications said the packet technology is based on segment routing, which the company claimed offers advantages with network performance and operational management.

Great Plains Communications CTO Tony Thakur said the company remains committed to investing in the technical foundation of their fiber-optic network.

“Next gen packet networking allows us to meet the increasing needs of our customers with reliable, fast connectivity, and optimize the overall customer experience,” Thakur said. “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.”

Great Plains Communications said their new packet technology would be deployed in Omaha, Blair, Gretna, Ralston, Papillion, La Vista, Kearney, McCook and Broken Bow. According to the company’s statement, they hope the rollout of packet technology across Nebraska locations is complete by late 2024.

With more than 18,000 miles of network reaching 13 states, Great Plains Communications is one of the largest privately-owned digital infrastructure providers in the Midwest. The company operates more than 500 miles of fiber in the Omaha metro area alone, according to the company’s website.