The new brand emphasizes IFN’s commitment to creating powerful solutions with its intelligent, innovative services.
INDIANAPOLIS (September 4, 2018) — A leader among Indiana’s commercial fiber broadband providers, Indiana Fiber Network relaunches today as Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN). IFN’s rebrand to Intelligent Fiber Network draws on the company’s 16-year history of providing state-of-the-art technology services to independent telephone company owners and other telecommunications providers across Indiana, as well as business direct customers, and positions the company for growth in today’s digitally focused world.
“From 5G to IoT, high-speed connectivity is changing the way industries across the world operate,” said Jim Turner, IFN president and CEO. “Every sector of the economy – agriculture, manufacturing, health care, government services, education and telecommunications – is adapting this technology to serve their customers more effectively and efficiently. To enable these industries’ increasing demands for bandwidth, IFN must continue to evolve as well and encourage new and old partners alike to embrace today’s disruptive technologies.”
IFN provides Internet backbone, data transport and colocation solutions to telecommunications providers and business direct customers such as hospitals, schools, financial institutions and government facilities. The new company name, branding and updated website reflect a company that has grown significantly in the past several years. IFN intends to accelerate its pace of growth further by expanding its network beyond its legacy partnerships, both inside and outside the state of Indiana.
“IFN has achieved strong, double-digit revenue growth in recent years, and we have expanded our staff by nearly 30 percent in just the past 15 months,” explained Turner. “We believe there are significant growth opportunities in Indiana, and we’re also opening the door to opportunities outside of the state, as well as with additional investors and partners. Launching this modern brand signals our intention to the market and positions IFN to meet these expansion goals.”
IFN’s rebrand to Intelligent Fiber Network is part of the company’s continuing commitment to provide the sophisticated, high-speed fiber backbone for which it has been known, while more accurately reflecting IFN’s current business operations and vision for the future. IFN plans to invest up to $100 million over the next five years in Indiana alone, adding to its more than 4,500 route miles of fiber-optic cable in 456 Indiana cities and towns.
In 2018, IFN also announced a multi-year, multi-million-dollar network upgrade across Indiana. The upgrades increase capacity, improve stability, and add operational and network efficiency; all of which are geared toward enhancing customers’ service experience. The hardware upgrades are set to take place in phases over the next two years. All four phases of the 2018 segment have been completed and additional phases of the project will begin in the first quarter of 2019.
To learn more about Intelligent Fiber Network and its services, visit intelligentfiber.com.
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About Intelligent Fiber Network
Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN) is owned by 20 Indiana local exchange telephone companies who offer state of the art facilities in the communities they serve. IFN provides high-speed fiber-optic backbone capabilities to these owners as well as to other telecommunications providers and business direct customers including hospitals, schools and government facilities. IFN’s network consists of more than 4,500 route miles of fiber-optic line across more than 60 Indiana counties. IFN offers commercial service in Indiana and throughout the US via a network of national partners. For more information, visit intelligentfiber.com or call (317) 280-4636.
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