Indiana Fiber Network, LLC Enables 4G LTE Service Provider

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the leading Indiana statewide Network Service Provider announces an agreement with S and R Communications (SnR) to provide fiber broadband connectivity and managed technology services.  SnR launched a 4G LTE network in Wabash, Miami, Cass, Fulton, and Carroll counties in North Central Indiana with cell coverage of approximately 1,337 square miles.

According to Tim Miles, Swayzee Communication Corporation Chief Executive Officer, SnR is providing wireless broadband data service as part of Verizon’s LTE Rural America (LRA) program.  “Verizon established the LRA program to partner with rural carriers and incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) interested in expanding into the wireless business.  Our agreement with IFN enables us to run a highly reliable backbone network.”  Chad Morgan RTC Facilities Administrator, states, “SnR’s 4G LTE network shares access to Verizon’s 700 MHz Upper C Block spectrum.  We constructed the towers and backhaul to build a 4G LTE network and market the LTE service under SnR’s brand.”

According to Mike Bonahoom, IFN National Carrier Wholesale manager, “IFN provides SnR a full range of network services that include protected fiber transport service, advanced network routing management, network monitoring, and NOC support services.” SnR selected IFN as the primary fiber transport provider.  “IFN provides a layer three managed network solution that is monitored and managed 24/7/365 days a year.  By working with IFN, SnR is well positioned to scale their backbone transport bandwidth to meet their future expansion plans,” said Jim Wininger IFN Service Assurance and IT Manager.

Joe McCarter President Rochester Telephone Company (RTC) states, “While SnR’s 4G LTE network will provide Verizon Wireless customers with 4G network service, our primary goal is to provide 4G speeds and offer service to consumers and businesses that reside with SnR’s LTE coverage footprint.   Our partnership with IFN enabled us to successfully launch our 4G LTE wireless service and focus on our core business.”  S and R Communications is a partnership between RTC and Swayzee Communication Corporation.  “Enabling RTC and Swayzee Communication Corporation as Member/Owners is why IFN was initially formed.  IFN’s mission is to provide innovative, tailored technology solutions to our members and customers/partners in the most effective, reliable and economically sound method possible,” said Kelly Dyer, IFN President and CEO.

About S and R Communications

S and R Communications is a partnership between Rochester Telephone Company (RTC) and Swayzee Communication Corporation are both Local Exchange Carriers that have been serving and support their local exchange areas with phone service.   For more information, please visit S and R Communication’s website at www.sandrmobilnet.com or call (765)-922-7916

About Rochester Telephone Company (RTC) 

For more than a century, Rochester Telephone Company has been connecting our community.  We are committed to connecting our customers to voice, data and video through a high-quality network that will produce increased value for our shareholders, employees, and the communities we serve.  RTC is committed to providing the latest products and superior service through a state of the art technology and at affordable rates.  In 2006, RTC started offering Digital and High-Definition television services.  In 2013, RTC began offering Next Generation Carrier-class Internet network with speeds capable of 1 Gbps. For more information, please visit RTC’s website at www.rtc1.com or call (574)-223-2191.

About Swayzee Communications Corporation

Serving local Indiana communities since 1903, Swayzee Communications Corporation is located at 214 S. Washington Street, Swayzee, Indiana.  We offer local telephone services along with providing a variety of Long Distance Telephone Packages, Cable TV, xDSL, Wireless Internet services, and Cellular Phones.  Swayzee Communication Corporation serves Frankton, Kirklin, Lapel, Markle, Sheridan, Summitville, Terhune, VanBuren, and  Swayzee. For more information, please visit Swayzee’s website at www.swayzee.com or call (765)-922-7916

About IFN

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, CDWM, 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 www.twitter.com/indianafiber.

For more information, please visit IFN’s website at www.ifncom.net or call (317) 280-4636.

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