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Press Release -- June 17th, 2019
Source: ifn


Connectivity in Ashburn adds resiliency and reduces costs for customers.

INDIANAPOLIS (June 17, 2019) – Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN), a leader among Indiana’s commercial fiber broadband providers, today announces it is expanding its internet network connectivity to Ashburn, Virginia. This announcement comes on the heels of IFN’s recent partnership with Wabash Valley Power that opens IFN to connectivity in Illinois and Missouri.

IFN maintains a similar connection through Chicago where the commercial fiber broadband provider interfaces with a multitude of other networks, including the nationwide INDATEL network. Connecting through Ashburn, another INDATEL hub, fortifies the internet product by increasing capacity and enhancing resiliency to remove constraints by ensuring service is available when the customer needs it.

“Expanding our connectivity to Ashburn speaks to our core value of relentlessly executing broadband connections and eliminating those constraints that impact always-on connectivity,” said IFN Vice President of Operations Darryl Smith. “As we continually tweak the evolution of our network and fortify our products, we are adding resiliency and capacity to IFN’s services to enhance customer expectations.”

IFN is not building new fiber routes, but rather leasing capacity on existing routes to connect their physical fiber presences in Indiana to Ashburn. Connectivity will begin and end directly on IFN’s network without switching to competitive providers. This greatly benefits customers by adding resiliency to their networks and saving on costs. With IFN’s expansion to Virginia, it eliminates the middleman in getting users to their endpoint and reduces IFN’s costs by eliminating bandwidth that must be purchased from other providers to connect the route.

In April, IFN announced it raised nearly $13 million in capital investments and welcomed Wabash Valley Power as a new member/owner. It also announced in 2018 it would invest $100 million over the next five years in Indiana, as well as a multi-year, multi-million-dollar network upgrade across the state. These upgrades and investments increase capacity, improve stability, and add operational and network efficiency; all of which are geared toward enhancing customers’ service experience.

To learn more about Intelligent Fiber Network and its services, visit

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About Intelligent Fiber Network

In addition to Wabash Valley Power’s new ownership interest, 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 or call (866) 406-4636.

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