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Tele-Media Solutions Expands Internet Bandwidth Service via Indiana Fiber Network

Tele-MediaIndianapolis, IN —April 21, 2017: Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the leading Indiana statewide Network Service Provider, announces a significant bandwidth upgrade infrastructure service to Tele-Media Solutions.  IFN is delivering Multi-Gigabit data rates as an upstream internet provider to Tele-Media Solutions.  One of IFN’s consortium member-owners, Tele-Media Solution’s protect transport with 3GB Dual Access Internet access is now available in their service areas.

“This expansion is part of Tele-Media’s strategy to improve our service offering, enabling our internet service to deliver the higher speeds our customers demand. The service is designed to be fully redundant and geographically diverse, and puts us in a position to more than adequately feed our new fiber to the home project slated to begin next year,” said Mike Harian, Tele-Media Solutions’ General Manager.

According to August Zehner, IFN Vice President of Sales and Marketing, today, consumers enjoy a dazzling array of communications choices.  “Tele-Media Solutions’ customers will directly benefit with more robust internet service and reliability from this infrastructure upgrade.  It is great to see the proactive planning and implementation that occurred on this project,” said Zehner.

Enabling Tele-Media Solutions as a member/owner 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 Tele-Media Solutions

Tele-Media Solutions is one of 8 telephone cooperatives and 35 independent telephone companies in Indiana. This Cooperative serves members in portions of Clark, Floyd, Scott and Washington Counties encompassing an exchange area of 120 square miles. Tele-Media Solutions offers High-Speed Internet and voice services. For more information, please visit Tele-Media’s website at www.telemedia.coop or call 812-967-3171.

About Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN)

IFN was formed in March of 2002. IFN’s ownership is comprised of twenty 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.

IFN Carrier Wholesale division to attend INCOMPAS in New Orleans, LA

IFN-154Mike Bonahoom, Regional Sales Manager for IFN Carrier Wholesale division to attend INCOMPAS in New Orleans, LA – April 3rd thru 5th.

Formerly known as COMPTEL, INCOMPAS is the leading trade association for competitive networks. INCOMPAS represents communications and technology companies large and small, advocating for laws and policies that promote competition, innovation and economic development.

Mike Bonahoom, Regional Sales Manager for IFN Carrier Wholesale division will be attending the full INCOMPAS conference.  If you are a Carrier Wholesale customer and interested in meeting with us at INCOMPAS, please let us know.  Info@ifncom.net

Find out more at http://show.incompas.org/Schedule

Indiana Fiber Network President and CEO Announces Retirement

IFN-206Indianapolis, Indiana—February 23, 2017: Indiana Fiber Network (IFN) President and CEO Kelly C. Dyer recently announced that he will retire from the company later this year.  Dyer started as the Chairman of the Management Committee when IFN was originally formed in 2002 where he was ultimately responsible for the establishment of the corporation including the recruitment of investor/owners and development of the business plan.  He became the first paid employee of IFN in 2004, accepting the position of President and CEO.

During his 37 year telecom career, Dyer has only worked for two organizations; IFN and one of IFN’s owners, Daviess-Martin County RTC, where he last held the position of the Executive VP and GM.  Dyer has also served on various committees and held different offices within state and national organizations including Chairman of the Indiana Exchange Carrier Association, Second Vice-Chairman of the Indiana Telecommunications Association, and Vice President of INDATEL Services, LLC to name a few.  

“It’s been a privilege and an honor to work for an organization that has such great owners and employees,” said Dyer.  “Personally, now is the time for me to step down and transition leadership of IFN to the next CEO – one who will lead IFN through the next wave of expansion just as I have been fortunate to do for the past fifteen years.  I am working closely with the Management Committee to establish a timeline that ensures a smooth transition.”

Don Johnson, current Chairman of the Management Committee of IFN said: “The Committee greatly appreciates Kelly’s 15 years of service to IFN and his leadership as the original Chairman and Founding President and CEO.  Kelly has been the instrumental driver in IFN’s establishment and profitable growth since our inception. He did an outstanding job and he will be greatly missed.”

Johnson said the Board is conducting a comprehensive search for the company’s next CEO, considering both internal and external candidates.

The company is hosting an open house at IFN’s headquarters on March 2, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm honoring Mr. Dyer for his years of service.   All friends and colleagues are invited to attend.

IFN will attend and exhibit at the Indiana Rural Health Association Public Policy Forum

irha-logoIFN will be attending and exhibiting at the IRHA Public Policy Forum on January 24, 2017. The Public Policy Forum will have speakers discussing the healthcare issues within the state, and throughout rural parts of Indiana.

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

 

IFN to attend the Indiana Economic Development Association’s 2016 Annual Conference

IFN-188IFN Vice President of Business Development, Rob Ramsey, will be attending IEDA’s Annual Conference in Indianapolis on December 1-2, 2016. The conference includes sessions that explore Trends and Best Practices: Thoughts from Site Consultants, General Session: Getting the Workforce Ready, Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) Update, and a Legislative update.

The Indiana Economic Development Association defines economic development as the facilitation of investment that leads to long-term community prosperity. “I look forward to attending the conference as IFN continues to expand our relationship efforts in working with local and regional economic development organizations throughout the State of Indiana,” said Ramsey.

About Indiana Economic Development Association, Inc.

The Indiana Economic Development Association, Inc. was formed in 1968 by 16 professional industrial developers to provide continuity to a statewide community development effort.  IEDA was incorporated in 1982 as a statewide not-for-profit economic development organization.  With each year, IEDA has extended its educational programs and has become more actively engaged in influencing legislation and policies.  Since 2005, IEDA has employed lobbying firm, Bose Public Affairs Group, to help IEDA monitor and develop state legislation and to speak out on important issues.  For more information on IEDA, please www.ieda.org or call 317-454-7013.

Anderson Municipal Light and Power Partners with Indiana Fiber Network, LLC to Enable Organizations via Fiber Optic Connectivity

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the leading Indiana statewide Network Service Provider, announces that Anderson Municipal Light and Power (AML&P) has established an interconnect relationship with IFN.  The two organizations have partnered to provide the Anderson area with expanded fiber optic data service options.

The AML&P affiliation with IFN has worked on both the engineering and marketing sides.  “We do not want to compete with private sector providers.  AML&P did not initially deploy fiber to make money, but rather to provide reliability, security, redundancy, and savings for city offices.  We have no intention of becoming an Internet Service Provider, but we did want connectivity options for existing and future businesses in Anderson,” says Darren Grile, Network Supervisor at AML&P.

“IFN operates over 4,100 miles of fiber across the State of Indiana, so I have seen my share of fiber plant; Anderson has one of the best fiber infrastructures in the state.  IFN brings carrier neutral fiber connectivity options to businesses via AML&P that benefits their entire customer base. IFN does not build fiber in their service area. We value our relationship with AML&P and use them exclusively as the local fiber provider in their franchise area. Municipal partners can be a great class of fiber providers for IFN because they have a long-term vested interest in their local community,” said August Zehner, IFN Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

About Anderson Municipal Light and Power

As a community owned and locally controlled public power utility, Anderson Municipal Light & Power provides low-cost and reliable electric service.  AML&P is constantly looking for ways to better and expand service offerings to their customers and community. This includes the leasing of fiber connectivity to businesses and government entities for Internet and data services.  For more information, please visit AML&P’s website at http://www.cityofanderson.com/495/Fiber-Optic-Service.

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

IFN Carrier Wholesale to attend INCOMPAS in Dallas, TX

ifnredIFN Carrier Wholesale division to attend INCOMPAS in Dallas, TX on October 23 -25th.

Formerly known as COMPTEL, INCOMPAS is the leading trade association for competitive networks. INCOMPAS represents communications and technology companies large and small, advocating for laws and policies that promote competition, innovation and economic development.

IFN Carrier Wholesale division will be attending the full INCOMPAS conference.  If you are a Carrier Wholesale customer and interested in meeting with us at INCOMPAS, please let us know.  Info@ifncom.net

Find out more at http://show.incompas.org/

IFN Sponsored Softball Team

SoftballA few IFN employees joined a softball league this year. IFN was a sponsor of this team. The team is off to a good start, as they won their season opener.

Great job, guys!