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10 Year Work Anniversary – Mark Shaw, CEO

10 Year Work Anniversary – Mark Shaw, CEO

OPTK Networks® is excited to be celebrating Mark Shaw’s 10-year work anniversary with the Team! What better way to celebrate 10 years than with 10 questions answered from the staff (and a food truck)?! 10 Questions for 10 Years - Celebrating Mark Shaw's Work...

Jacob Maschmann Promoted to NOC Lead – OPTK Networks®

Jacob Maschmann Promoted to NOC Lead – OPTK Networks®

OPTK Networks®, a Nebraska-based business class Internet service and Ethernet transport provider, has promoted Jacob Maschmann to NOC Lead. "Jacob has taken the lead as a trainer and managing the inventory process. He is constantly working to improve processes and...

Don Uhrmacher Promoted to Senior NOC Consultant – OPTK Networks®

Don Uhrmacher Promoted to Senior NOC Consultant – OPTK Networks®

OPTK Networks®, a Nebraska-based business class Internet service and Ethernet transport provider, has promoted Don Uhrmacher to Senior NOC Consultant. "Don's unmatched experience and knowledge in telecommunications will be an invaluable source to the entire NOC and...

Dark Fiber: The Potential lies beneath your feet

Dark Fiber: The Potential lies beneath your feet

Dark Fiber - What is it? Simply put, dark fiber is unlit fiber optic cable. We place our fiber in the ground but there are aerial and under water options as well - if you’re not afraid of heights or happen to be a scuba diving enthusiast. One thing we love about dark...

Micah Crane Promoted to Senior Field Engineer – OPTK Networks®

Micah Crane Promoted to Senior Field Engineer – OPTK Networks®

OPTK Networks®, a Nebraska-based business class Internet service and Ethernet transport provider, has promoted Micah Crane to Senior Field Engineer. Micah has shown dedication, knowledge and commitment to helping our customers and growing our network. We know he will...

Evan Dermer Promoted to Network Engineer – OPTK Networks®

Evan Dermer Promoted to Network Engineer – OPTK Networks®

OPTK Networks®, a Nebraska-based business class Ethernet transport and Internet service provider, has promoted Evan Dermer to Network Engineer. As a Network Technician Evan was responsible for the provisioning, troubleshooting and turning up new circuits. “His work...

OPTK Networks Promotes Krista Rice to Controller

OPTK Networks Promotes Krista Rice to Controller

LINCOLN – OPTK Networks, a Nebraska-based business class Ethernet transport and Internet service provider, has promoted Krista Rice to Controller. Krista Rice is a driven, self-motivated, and industrious individual who has put her abilities to good use since joining...

NebraskaLink Announces Company Name Change to OPTK Networks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2020 NebraskaLink Announces Company Name Change to OPTK Networks Connecting the Midwest to the World LINCOLN, NE – NebraskaLink, an industry leader in fiber-based network, announced today that the company will begin operating under a new...

NebraskaLink Invests in Lincoln

NebraskaLink, a Nebraska-based Broadband transport service provider for businesses, announced that they are further expanding their fiber optic network throughout the city of Lincoln. NebraskaLink entered into an agreement with the City of Lincoln in February, 2013 to...

What is the Internet of Things? (And What’s That Got to Do With Fiber?)

If you’re reading this as we’ve published it, welcome to 2018! We’re doing something a little different today, and running a future-focused piece in the spirit of the New Year. If you’re reading this sometime later (but maybe not too much later)…text your toaster and...