Indiana Fiber Network overhauls core platform network to upgrade service across Indiana

IFN performs comprehensive update of packet network to prepare for future innovations and growth.

INDIANAPOLIS (April 3, 2018) – Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN) today announces it has begun a multi-year, multi-million dollar network upgrade across the state to increase capacity and improve broadband access reliability. The upgrades will increase capacity, improve stability, and add efficiency – all of which are geared toward enhancing customers’ service experience.

 “Over the last year, IFN has invested over $20 million dollars in customer and infrastructure-related projects to enable scalable and secure high-speed broadband connectivity for users in both urban and rural areas, said Jim Turner, Indiana Fiber Network CEO. “These investments will help drive sustainable economic development across the state. More importantly, these network infrastructure upgrades will allow us to meet the growing service demands of our carrier and enterprise customers.”

The hardware upgrades are set to take place in phases over the next two years. Phase one of four in 2018 is now complete, with the remaining 2018 phases to be completed in April, May and June. Additional phases of the project will begin in the first quarter of 2019.

“This is a significant upgrade to IFN’s packet network,” said Darryl Smith, IFN vice president of operations. “This is a multi-phased project, scheduled to be completed in late 2019, leveraging the latest technology. The platform upgrades and architectural changes IFN is implementing will position our network to handle the capacity and demands created by new protocols, such as 5G, as they become more widely available.”

IFN provides fiber broadband service via more than 4,500 route miles of fiber transport and connects more than 4,000 buildings in Indiana. IFN’s network provides Ethernet service speeds of up to 100 Gbps to its member/owners, carriers, data centers and enterprise customers.

For more information about Indiana Fiber Network, please visit www.indianafiber.net.

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About Indiana Fiber Network

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN) was formed in March of 2002, whose ownership 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 carrier partners. For more information, please visit IFN’s website at www.indianafiber.net or call (317) 280-4636

Media Contact

Kate Stuard, Dittoe PR for Indiana Fiber Network, kate@dittoepr.com or 317-202-2280 X 18

 

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