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Indiana Fiber Network, LLC in Partnership with Beck’s Hybrids Releases Rural Fiber Broadband Customer Case Study

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the leading Indiana statewide Network Service Provider announces an enterprise customer business case study.  The business case study provides a customer synopsis of Beck’s Hybrids’ challenges, and alternatives experienced in gaining access to IFN’s fiber broadband in rural Indiana.

One additional component of the case study focuses on Customer Provided Access to carriers and communication providers.  “Customer Provided Access allows the customer to decide which access provider will deliver carrier services to their location.  Since IFN has interconnections with all major carriers, this will provide significant cost savings for the customer.  This is actually hard to explain to clients until they experience the business benefit of it,” said IFN Vice President of Sales and Marketing, August Zehner.

The customer case study timeline starts in 2008 when Beck’s Hybrids was poised for rapid growth and needed to significantly upgrade their telecommunications and Internet broadband capacity.  “We were struggling to find good bandwidth options at our rural location,” said Brad Fruth, Manager of Information Services at Beck’s Hybrids.  The case study covers how IFN enables Beck’s Hybrids access to very scalable broadband service and addresses their business needs.

Over the past six years, Beck’s Hybrids and IFN have partnered to keep the expansion of Beck’s communications capabilities on pace with their aggressive growth strategy.  “IFN was able to add considerable value to the relationship with Beck’s by cooperating with our broad partner network,” said Kelly Dyer, IFN President and CEO.

To access the full Customer Case Study on Beck’s Hybrids please click on this link:  Rural Fiber Broadband

 About Beck’s Hybrids

Beck’s Hybrids is a family-owned and operated seed company that serves farmers in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Iowa and Missouri.  According to a recent media survey, Beck’s ranks as the sixth largest seed company in the United States and the only one in the top six that is family-owned, making Beck’s the largest retail, family-owned seed company in the United States.  To learn more about Beck’s Hybrids, please visit www.beckshybrids.com. Follow Beck’s Hybrids on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BecksHybrids, like Beck’s Hybrids on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BecksHybrids, or visit the Beck’s Blog at www.beckshybrids.com/blog.

About IFN

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

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC Expands Fiber Broadband Service in Hamilton County

Westfield Connects_IMG_2086Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the leading Indiana statewide Network Service Provider, announces new fiber broadband service for commercial customers in Hamilton County.  The fiber broadband service expansion is the product of IFN majority acquisition of WestfieldConnect’s fiber assets and will cover more than 26 route miles through the City of Westfield and Hamilton County.

According to IFN Vice President of Operations Tom Bechtel, as part of the acquisition agreement, IFN will provide fiber broadband service to the City of Westfield and Westfield Washington Schools.  “The fiber broadband service includes Internet service and high bandwidth connectivity at nine schools facilities and five city facilities,” said Bechtel.

John Rogers, Executive Director of WestfieldConnects, states: “The vision I had for WestfieldConnects is now complete.  I created the enterprise to be an acquisition complementary to a regional telecommunications organization.  With this agreement, IFN provides the city and school with needed equipment and services while retaining their connections. ”

Commenting on IFN’s fiber assets acquisition from WestfieldConnects, “Our long term relationship and focus will leverage the value of the network infrastructure for the city of Westfield, Westfield Washington Schools, and the local community,” said Kelly Dyer, IFN’s president and CEO.  “It will also encourage further economic development within the city and in Hamilton County.”

Endeavor Communications Expands Internet Bandwidth Service via Indiana Fiber Network, LLC

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the leading Indiana statewide Network Service Provider, announces a major bandwidth upgrade infrastructure service to Endeavor Communications.  One of IFN’s consortium Member/Owners, Endeavor Communication’s protected 10GB transport with 4GB Dual Access Capped Internet access is now available in their nine Indiana exchanges.  According to Dennis Johnson, Endeavor Communications’ Director of Network Operations, “IFN as an upstream Internet provider, designed our service to be fully redundant and geographically diverse.”

Enabling Endeavor Communications 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.

Ralph Cunha, President and CEO at Endeavor Communications, states: “This latest service expansion is part of our strategy to upgrade our IP service to 10GB transport; enabling Endeavor E-FORCE Internet service to deliver the higher speeds demanded by today’s businesses and consumers alike.”

About Endeavor Communications

Clay County Rural Telephone Cooperative was incorporated in 1950 to provide telephone service to small towns and rural areas in Indiana.  In 2007, Clay County Rural Telephone Cooperative started doing business as Endeavor Communications.  Today, we provide service to 8,800 active members via nine Indiana exchanges in an eight county area.  Endeavor Communications also offers High Speed Internet, Television, IT Services and Security Solutions.  For more information, please visit Endeavor Communication’s website at www.weEndeavor.com or call 800-922-6677.

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

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC Brings New & Updated Data to FiberLocator

The Hoosier State Carrier Provider Publishes Statewide Footprint & Lit Buildings

NEWTON, Mass. (Nov. 14, 2014) FiberLocator, a leading fiber infrastructure and colocation data source from NEF, announced today the addition of new and updated data from Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN).  Along with highlighting its growing footprint, IFN has updated existing metro fiber route maps and on-net building information in FiberLocator’s quickly-growing database of high capacity networks, lit buildings, and data centers.

Indiana Fiber Network offers fiber-based bandwidth, colocation and IP services to carriers and enterprises in Indiana with network spanning 3,500 fiber miles and 4,000 lit buildings. As a member of INDATEL, their reach goes beyond the state’s borders and reaches more than 5,000 communities across the country.  In addition to transport and IP services, IFN also operates a carrier neutral data center at 701 West Henry in Indianapolis.

According to IFN Vice President of Sales and Marketing August Zehner, NEF’s FiberLocator is an invaluable telecommunication tool for developing a custom fiber network.  “As an Indiana-based network service provider, IFN fiber assets can be researched quickly and efficiently by both enterprise and carrier customers with the FiberLocator database,” said Zehner.

Steve McCarthy, COO of FiberLocator parent company NEF, heralded IFN’s additions and updates by saying, “Indiana Fiber Network is a great addition to our lineup of carriers because of the concentration of its infrastructure. Part of what makes FiberLocator data unique is showcasing regional facilities-based carriers like IFN. They benefit from the increased visibility to many new potential clients in need of their services, and at the same time, clients who are geographically located outside Indiana can research and source IFN’s network and learn more about IFN as a company with the help of FiberLocator.”

The data in FiberLocator covers the U.S. and is continually refreshed to add new carrier data with updates published every week.  FiberLocator is currently accepting new provider maps, lit buildings, and data centers for inclusion in the database at no charge to carriers. Learn more about how to add carrier network maps and data centers in FiberLocator, or explore the FiberLocator API. Call (877) 239-3043 today.

About FiberLocator

FiberLocator is a unique telecommunications GIS data source mapping hundreds of thousands of “lit” buildings, data centers and street-level facilities based carrier networks in the U.S. FiberLocator is available in a variety of formats including an easy-to-use online application, application programming interface (API) and even a customized platform-as-a-service model where clients can utilize the structure and data of FiberLocator. FiberLocator was created by the fiber and colocation experts at NEF, Inc., one of the nation’s top telecommunications and data center consulting and brokerage firms. FiberLocator continues to grow as one of the most trusted central repositories of telecom infrastructure data, maps and intelligence.

About IFN

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

RURAL FIBER DEPLOYMENTS IN INDIANA

By: Rob Ramsey, VP –Business Development, with Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN)

High bandwidth and a variety of telecom services are not only in the urban communities, but are now reaching more rural areas throughout the State.  Traditional connectivity (T1) is being replaced with more efficient Ethernet connectivity at speeds that were not considered possible just a few years ago.  Fiber is becoming more prevalent due to a variety of service providers fulfilling the ever increasing demands of enterprise, healthcare and educational facilities, agricultural businesses, and government entities.  IFN was created by Indiana rural independent telephone companies over 12 years ago as the leading network statewide service, enabling organizations high quality bandwidth service throughout rural Indiana.

 

IFN’s Kelly Dyer interviewed on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick

To see the interview, please click on the following: http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/video.asp?id=792&v=3808232320001IMG_4728

 

 

 

 

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC Launches Point-Of-Presence in Chicago Data Center at Cermak

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the leading Indiana statewide Network Service Provider, announces the expansion of its Fiber Transport Services, adding Point of Presence (PoP) at 350 East Cermak in Chicago.  By establishing a PoP at Cermak, IFN enables interconnect opportunities for Carriers, Service Providers, and Enterprise organizations looking for high bandwidth fiber transport service to US and Global Carriers.

According to IFN Vice President of Sales and Marketing August Zehner, establishing a PoP at Cermak in Chicago is a significant step in IFN’s strategy to construct a regionally-diverse footprint to support the growing and evolving connectivity needs of organizations seeking redundancy for their head-end network access.   “Cermak is at the heart of telecommunication access facilities for the Midwest, and a significant communications hub and distribution point for IP traffic.  IFN’s PoP at Cermak, leverages our state-of-the-art network and provides high bandwidth fiber transport options to Carrier and Enterprise customers alike” said Zehner.

Kelly Dyer, IFN President and CEO said: “IFN now has a PoP within one of the world’s largest data center facilities, with access to more than 35 of the top domestic and international carriers.  This enables IFN to be more responsive to customer’s telecommunication needs, and to offer more competitive options to clients, not just in the U.S., but globally as well.”

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC Announces New Outside Plant Manager

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC Announces New Outside Plant Manager

Indiana Fiber Network (IFN), the leading Indiana statewide Network Service Provider, announced the promotion of Keith Hamm to Outside Plant Manager.  Hamm will succeed Jim Royer, who is retiring.  “Although this has been in the works for the past six months, I am energized to be in my new role.  The planned transition is complete, and I am happy to be joining IFN operation’s management team.” said Hamm.

Kelly C. Dyer, IFN’s President and CEO said:  “Jim Royer did a remarkable job overseeing thousands of miles of fiber and building IFN’s outside fiber plant over the last eight years, with Keith assisting him in these efforts for the past six years.   With this experience, it will make for a seamless transition.” said Dyer.

Hamm has been with IFN since May 2008, serving previously as a Fiber Optic Engineer.  Hamm has been in the telecommunications industry over 25 years working with local and statewide cable and fiber plant facilities.

 

Top three things to know about Net Neutrality

Top three things to know about Net Neutrality
By Cory Childs, Sales Manager – Enterprise with Indiana Fiber Network (IFN)

The concept of Net Neutrality is “all data on the internet is treated equally.”  In order for Net Neutrality in the market place; users should expect and demand easily to communicate and conduct business without interference from a third party on the web.  Second, a concern about broadband providers using their last mile infrastructure to block applications and content does not make business sense in the long run.  Lastly, having an open Internet is a win/win for continued innovation and cost reductions for users.

Data Realty, LLC and Indiana Fiber Network, LLC Partner to Bring Big Data Analytics Infrastructure, Colocation, and Disaster Recovery via Robust Fiber connectivity to Clients

Data Realty, LLC and Indiana Fiber Network, LLC Partner to Bring Big Data Analytics Infrastructure, Colocation, and Disaster Recovery via Robust Fiber connectivity to Clients

Indianapolis, IN – August 19, 2014 – Data Realty, LLC and Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN) entered into a partnership to bring Big Data Analytics and Disaster Recovery Solutions via high-speed fiber transport connectivity to IFN Customers at Data Realty’s South Bend location.  Emerging higher fiber bandwidth technologies coupled with Big Data Analytics, Colocation, and Disaster Recovery solutions will utilize Data Realty’s infrastructure, enabling organizations to access Big Data Platforms and Cloud Services in ways that were previously not feasible.

Rich Carlton, President/COO at Data Realty stated:  “Data Realty is thrilled IFN chose to connect their robust network to our location.  IFN customers across Indiana now have access to Data Realty’s Big Data Analytics Infrastructure, Colocation and Disaster Recovery services using IFN’s high availability fiber connectivity and dependable network.”

Kelly Dyer, President/CEO at IFN stated:  “Data Realty‘s location from downtown Chicago and Indianapolis makes it an ideal geographic location for disaster recovery purposes.  We are very pleased that they have chosen IFN to help them deliver Big Data Analytic, Colocation and Disaster Recovery solutions to IFN clients via our fiber network.”

About Data Realty, LLC

 Data Realty’s world-class data centers are designed to enable analytic computation on data sets housed within their secure environment.  Through the Hadoop Data Hub and partnership business model, Data Realty delivers mid-sized organizations unprecedented access to the advanced computing infrastructure, collaborative intellectual environment, and highly skilled technical talent that is normally reserved for their larger competitors.  For more information and to connect, visit Data Realty online at www.data-realty.com.

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, 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.ifncom.net or call (317)-280-4636.