Uniti signs long-haul dark fiber deal with international internet provider


LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Uniti Group Inc. (“Uniti”) (Nasdaq: UNIT) today announced that it has signed a twenty-year contract with a leading international Internet provider, offering long distance dark fiber connectivity to major data centers in the Bay Area, Salt Lake City and Denver. This agreement provides scalable and secure transportation on a key 1,440-mile route that connects the Bay Area to Denver, while unlocking key markets for our international carrier customer.

This recent agreement further reflects Uniti’s continued commitment and success in driving leasing across our nationwide proprietary network of 126,000 fiber route miles.

“This latest global customer contract proves that Uniti is well placed to deliver on our mission to provide the essential communications infrastructure needed to seamlessly connect the world. Our consistent history of providing secure and flexible long-haul transportation options to our carrier and supplier partners is further underscored by our ability to create customized solutions that support the growth and success of international businesses,” said Thomas Vito, Vice -President, Strategy and Business Development at Unite. “Not only does this agreement support our national fiber-rich network and collaborative approach as compelling differentiators, it also demonstrates our commitment to leveraging our fiber network to support increased rental opportunities.

ABOUT UNITI

Uniti, an internally managed real estate investment trust, is engaged in the acquisition and construction of critical communications infrastructure and is a leading provider of fiber and other wireless solutions to the communications industry. As of September 30, 2021, Uniti owned approximately 126,000 miles of fiber route, 7.5 million miles of fiber strand and other communications real estate across the United States. Additional information about Uniti is available on its website at www.uniti.com.

COMMERCIAL CONTACTS:

Ron Mudry, 727-421-0388
SVP, Chief Revenue Officer
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Greg Ortyl, 314-749-2478
President, Wholesale and Strategic Accounts
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INVESTOR AND MEDIA CONTACTS:

Paul Bullington, 251-662-1512
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
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Bill DiTullio, 501-850-0872
Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations
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