Indiana Fiber Network CEO Elected to INDATEL Board of Directors

Indiana Fiber Network (IFN), the leading fiber-based service provider in Indiana, has announced that company CEO Jim Turner has been elected to the INDATEL board of directors. Turner is the second IFN CEO to serve on the board.

“I am honored to have been chosen to join INDATEL’s board of directors. This nationwide network, with a fiber optic route footprint covering over 100,000 miles, provides best-in-class fiber optic connectivity in rural and urban areas alike.  As part of that network, IFN can  expand the range of options it provides  Hoosier businesses in rural areas,” said Turner. “IFN and INDATEL share the goal of delivering reliable bandwidth solutions in rural and underserved markets.”

INDATEL is a team of wholesale carriers dedicated to providing cost-effective transport connectivity via fiber optic network routes in rural and metropolitan areas. Among INDATEL’s members that primarily consist of independent rural telecom service providers, INDATEL delivers reliable bandwidth solutions in rural and underserved markets. INDATEL and its members are uniquely positioned to provide telecommunication connectivity to many places other providers cannot serve.

“Jim Turner will no doubt be an excellent addition to the INDATEL Services Board and I’m personally excited and pleased to have him on the leadership team of the future,” said Mel Wagner Jr., CEO of INDATEL Services. “Indiana Fiber Network has been and continues to be an exemplary, committed, and active member/owner of INDATEL, almost since inception in 2003.”

IFN has been a member of the INDATEL network since 2005.

Turner has served as CEO of Indiana Fiber Network since 2017 and has extensive experience leading companies that provide critical infrastructure services to the public. His work focuses on sharpening operational execution across the business to improve efficiency, enhance owner value, and advance customer satisfaction. Currently, he is also working to refine IFN’s business model to ensure the company has the right culture, strategic processes, and operating tools to thrive in an increasingly competitive space.

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 About Indiana Fiber Network

Formed in 2002, Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN) is comprised by twenty local exchange telephone companies throughout the state. They offer data center, Internet backbone, and data transport services over state-of-the-art Ethernet, CDWM, DWDM, and SONET fiber networks, with service in the State of Indiana and throughout the US via a network of national partners. For more information, please visit IFN’s website at or call (317) 280-4636.

About INDATEL Services, LLC

INDATEL Services is a nationwide network that provides fiber connectivity from rural to urban America. INDATEL excels in delivering reliable broadband connectivity via fiber optic network routes across rural areas and is uniquely positioned to provide broadband telecommunications services to many places other carriers can’t deliver services. INDATEL’s nationwide network represents over 100,000 fiber optic miles with over 300,000 Member/Owner & Affiliates serviceable buildings, serving 5,000+ communities using over 1,100+ nationwide POP’s and representing 700 independent rural exchanges providers.


Haley Williams, Dittoe PR for Indiana Fiber Network, or 317-202-2280 X 19

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