Parallax Systems Partners with Indiana Fiber Network, LLC to Enable Organizations via Fiber Optic Connectivity

Current IFN LogoIndiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the leading Indiana statewide Network Service Provider, announces that Parallax Systems, a division of Richmond Power and Light has selected IFN as one of its middle mile transport providers.  According to Jason Weatherly, IFN Enterprise Sales Manager, middle mile fiber is wholesale data transport, specifically targeted at Internet Service Providers, RPL-Parallax-Logo-blueTelecom companies, and cellular companies. “Our fiber transport service provides Parallax Systems and their customers with transport from their Richmond location to multiple communication providers. IFN’s service provider strategy is to provide carrier neutral access for our customers,” said Weatherly.

Because of the good understanding of mutual needs and capabilities, the affiliation with IFN produced “no surprises,” Rich Cody, Manager at Parallax Systems says. “We immediately knew we had partnered with a like-minded company. Our business is built on what is good for the customer.” As for performance, “IFN has exceeded and continues to exceed our expectations.”

But Cody says, “More important than the products we secured, is the relationship we have with IFN. We have often said that if the relationship with IFN had not been formed, Parallax Systems probably would not exist.”

Cody noted some of Parallax Systems’ accomplishments facilitated by using IFN:

  •  Since our inception in 2000, we have built well over 200 miles of fiber in Richmond. We serve both private and public sectors.
  • We have secured a seat at all economic site selector meetings, which has been instrumental in the success of landing new and retaining existing businesses.
  • We provide IFN with numerous “last mile” fiber connections and provide space in our NOC.

“Our partnership with Parallax Systems is a good example on how IFN provides client 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 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.”

About Parallax Systems

Parallax Systems is a division of Richmond Power and Light in Richmond, Indiana. Parallax has a fiber backbone reaching over 200 miles in Richmond service area. We have created a multi-faceted delivery system. Parallax offers Fiber optic, Broadband Wireless, Broadband DSL, VoIP, and Data Backup services. Providing dark-fiber leasing options that has proven beneficial to public and private sectors alike. Richmond Power and Light has served east central Indiana’s Wayne County for over 100 years. From the Ohio state line west through Spring Grove and Richmond and centered on highway US 40, the area covers industrial, commercial, residential and rural areas. For more information, please visit Parallax’s website at or call (888)-962-3770.

About IFN

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN) was formed in March of 2002, whose ownership is comprised by 20 local exchange telephone companies throughout the state. They offer 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. For more information, please visit IFN’s website at or call (317) 280-4636.

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