123.Net Installs Hi-speed Wireless Network Atop Historic Maccabees Building


Southfield-based 123.Net has added a new wireless point-of-presence site on top of the Maccabees Building in Detroit that will allow 2 Gbps speeds to be delivered to any location in downtown, Midtown, and New Center.

“As a Michigan-based and Michigan-only provider, we are thrilled to be part of Detroit’s economic comeback by providing the highest quality dedicated internet solutions to downtown and Midtown organizations,” says Jim Hart, director of wireless operations at 123.Net.

The Maccabees Building, located at 5057 Woodward Ave. in Midtown, is the company’s fifth site in Detroit. The Albert Kahn-designed art deco and Romanesque Maccabees Building, which is owned by Wayne State University, is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

“For us, it’s an honor to partner with the Maccabees Building and become its latest generation of technology leaders,” Hart says. “We’re equally excited to work with Wayne State University and offer our services to its related facilities and businesses.”

123.Net, which built and owns its entire wireless network, has wireless towers located on sites at the Renaissance Center, Fisher Building, and David Stott Building. It also provides hi-speed fiber networks for large organizations including the automotive industry, financial services firms, universities, and research institutions.

The company has a total of 55 towers located throughout Michigan, and serves metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Saginaw, Lansing, Flint and western Michigan. In addition to its fiber network and wireless technology housed in a power-protected, climate-controlled colocation facility, 123.Net operates the Detroit Internet Exchange.

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