Auburn Essential Services Establishes Interconnection with Indiana Fiber Network, LLC

aes-logoIndiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the leading Indiana statewide Network Service Provider, announces that Auburn Essential Services (AES) has established a carrier interconnect relationship with IFN as a fiber transport provider. Building a carrier interconnect via IFN is a notable stride in AES’s plan to enhance their network value and enables AES to be more responsive to customer requirements.

Auburn Essential Services fiber service covers over 50 miles of metro area in Auburn, Indiana. “This interconnection will further facilitate both organizations’ Ethernet Transport Service to Carriers and Enterprise organizations looking for high-bandwidth broadband fiber service. AES’s fiber transport service provides customers with transport affordable fiber options not before available in Auburn. IFN’s service provider strategy is to provide carrier-neutral access for our clients,” said Christopher Schweitzer, Manager with Auburn Essential Services.

According to August Zehner, IFN Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Customer Provided Access allows the customer to decide which provider will deliver carrier services to their location. “AES is an excellent case study on how partnering with IFN provides clients Customer Provided Access to carriers and communication providers. Since IFN has interconnections with all the leading carriers, this provides significant cost savings for the customer,” said Zehner.

About Auburn Essential Services

Auburn Essential Services (AES) is a community-owned and operated network that offers Internet, television, point-to-point (private) data, voice and data center co-location services to businesses and residential neighborhoods in Auburn. Since 1985, the City has used optical fiber to provide high-speed communications and manage the electrical grid of our service territory. In 1998, Auburn developed and implemented a Municipal Area Broadband Network, which tied over 28 government facilities together on a common platform to share voice, data, and software in a collaborative manner. Then in 2005, AES began offering high speed, high demand Internet, point-to-point and colocation services to area businesses and eventually the broader community. For more information, please visit AES’s website at  or call (260) 333-0100.

About Indiana Fiber Network, LLC

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN) was formed in March of 2002. IFN’s ownership is comprised of 20 local exchange telephone companies throughout the state. IFN offers data center, Internet backbone and data transport services over state–of–the–art Ethernet, CWDM, DWDM and SONET fiber networks, with service in the state of Indiana and throughout the US via a network of national carrier partners. Follow IFN on Twitter at For more information, please visit IFN’s website at or call (317) 280-4636.


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