123Net in Southfield, a large fiber internet, colocation, and voice services provider across Michigan, today announced a major expansion of its advanced fiber network.
A new 128-mile route will run from Southfield to Bay City bringing affordable, high-speed fiber internet connecting southeast and mid-Michigan businesses and communities. The cost of the project was not disclosed.
123Net’s investment in high-capacity fiber will be installed along the I-75 corridor — bringing state-of-the-art fiber connectivity into areas that are often neglected by larger internet providers. Construction on the network has already started and will be completed in sections over the next 18 months.
Communities along the route include Southfield, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Pontiac, Waterford Township, Clarkston, Davisburg, Holly, Fenton, Grand Blanc, Flint, Clio, Birch Run, Bridgeport, Saginaw, and Bay City.
“This investment is a major step forward in 123Net’s goal to ‘build (a) network that makes Michigan communities and businesses the best connected on the planet,’” says Dan Irvin, president and CEO of 123Net.
“We’re constantly reinvesting to create the strongest infrastructure for Michigan businesses and are confident that this substantial investment will position our customers to have the technological resources they need to compete and succeed in an interconnected world.”
123Net is unique in that it owns and operates its entire network, removing the complexities that are often associated with third-party solutions. The company now has 4,500-plus route miles of fiber across the state and in metro hubs in key population centers. The new fiber is designed to meet carrier long haul, middle mile, and metro needs.
“Dedicated fiber remains the best, most effective, and efficient data delivery technology. There’s nothing on the horizon that will take its place,” Irvin says. “This 128-mile fiber deployment allows municipalities and businesses the advantage of easy and affordable connections.”
Businesses along the route can access special phase-1 pricing during the construction process. For more information, visit www.123.net.
123Net is a Michigan-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) focused on equipping businesses with an industry-leading data center, network, and voice services. Customers include more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies and thousands of Michigan businesses and residents.
The company also operates the Detroit Internet Exchange (DET-iX), one of the largest carrier-neutral data centers and peers with technology leaders such as Google, AWS, General Motors Co., and others.
Last December, 123Net was selected by the city of Kalamazoo to install an additional 26 miles of fiber infrastructure throughout Kalamazoo’s primary business district. The installation will connect all 15 municipal buildings, including a private network dedicated to serving the regulatory and compliance guidelines of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.
The network also will be available to local area businesses in need of state-of-the-art high-speed fiber internet.