Lots of local businesses across America work hard to create success and never get any recognition.
United Wireless Communications Inc., a local Internet and phone service provider covering all of southwest Kansas, has been busy this week hosting a crew from the popular CBS News program 60 Minutes.

Lots of local businesses across America work hard to create success and never get any recognition.
United Wireless Communications Inc., a local Internet and phone service provider covering all of southwest Kansas, has been busy this week hosting a crew from the popular CBS News program 60 Minutes.
Correspondent Steve Kroft, who has been with 60 Minutes since 1989, came to town with two film crews, two sound crews, and two producers. He interviewed two United Wireless Communications officials for an upcoming story.
"We're not sure what angle they're taking, but they asked a lot of questions about how we ensure our systems are secure," said Mike Laskowsky, wireless manager for the company.
United Wireless was in the process of upgrading its system to provide 4G LTE service about 18 months ago.
When shopping for the equipment needed to make the upgrade, they discovered that there was no American manufacturer providing the systems.
Among the companies offering systems, United Wireless chose Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider based in China.
"We have things no one else in the country has," Laskowsky said. "We're one of the biggest rural carriers implementing LTE in the country, and this equipment helps up provide the best coverage in southwest Kansas."
No one knows exactly what brought the 60 Minutes crew to town.
"We think 60 Minutes might be interested in the China angle as it relates to security," Laskowsky said.
Having worked with Huawei closely for several months, Laskowsky is impressed with their security procedures.
"If a Huawei employee comes to work with us, they have to use a laptop provided by us and they do a lot to keep our system secure. If there's a threat, it could be on anybody's equipment and if China wanted to create a problem, they wouldn't use Huawei," he said.
United Wireless is currently testing additional Huawei equipment and planning to switch over to new systems sometime in October.
"We have seen mobiles getting up to 50 megabytes of download speed while testing our systems in Dodge City," Laskowsky said.
United Wireless has 90 sites providing wireless service in southwest Kansas.
"That compares to 40 for Verizon and 20 or 25 for AT&T," Laskowsky said.
Laskowsky and company general manager Craig Mock were interviewed by 60 Minutes. Laskowsky's interview took place at the United Wireless offices and Mock's at the Long Branch Saloon.
"We hope, if nothing else, this will showcase Dodge City in a positive light," Laskowsky said.
Producers told Laskowsky that the piece might be expected to air around Oct. 1.