123Net Rolls Out High-speed Fiber Internet to Metro Detroit Residences

123Net in Southfield, fiber internet, colocation, and voice services provider for Michigan businesses, today announced the launch of a pilot program offering high-speed fiber internet to Farmington Hills area residents.
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123Net in Southfield is starting a pilot program for its high-speed fiber internet in the Farmington Hills area. // Stock Photo

123Net in Southfield, fiber internet, colocation, and voice services provider for Michigan businesses, today announced the launch of a pilot program offering high-speed fiber internet to Farmington Hills area residents.

The offering is the first of its kind to provide 10 Gbps fiber internet to Michigan residences, in which users can download a 4K movie in less than 30 seconds or stream some 1,700 movies simultaneously.

123Net is unique as it owns its entire network, consisting of more than 4,500 route miles of high-capacity fiber across Michigan and encircling key markets within the state. Once fiber has been installed, it’s relatively easy to provide solutions to nearby areas — something that 123Net has been offering to businesses for nearly three decades.

Residents south of 13 Mile and west of Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills will be the first residential customers to utilize 123Net’s Home Fiber Internet providing symmetrical speeds that are 100X faster than Comcast and AT&T.

“123NET’s mission is building network to make Michigan communities and businesses the best connected on the planet,” says Ryan Duda, CTO of 123Net. “We want to make outdated cable and DSL internet a thing of the past by providing a new standard for internet performance to Michigan residents.”

According to Duda, the Farmington Hills pilot program largely resulted from the efforts of area residents who knew that 123Net had fiber in the area and understood its potential benefits to homeowners.

“There are tremendous advantages in bringing business-grade internet to a cluster of homes,” says Justin Lampman, director of network operations at 123Net. “After the group of homeowners in Farmington Hills got organized and requested our services, we conducted a feasibility study to ensure the pilot would deliver the performance and service advantages in a way that was financially viable for both residents and 123Net. We’re thrilled to be moving forward and launching this program.”

123Net’s Home Fiber Internet is connected by one or more 10 Gbps Symmetrical — Passive Optical Network (XGS-PON) technology with added benefits from Wi-Fi 6. Residents can expect connectivity that provides stable and reliable wireless connections for high-speed data and multimedia applications to ensure a superior online experience.

As a result of the Farmington Hills pilot, Royal Oak is being evaluated for the next 123Net Home Fiber Internet deployment. The company anticipates additional demand for its premium Home Fiber Internet services and believes that at least 200,000 Michigan residential homes could qualify.

To learn more about 123Net and its technology offerings, including bringing it services to local communities, visit: www.123.NET/GEThome-fiber

123Net is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) focused on equipping businesses with an industry-leading data center, network, and voice services. The company works with multiple business clients, including more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies and thousands of Michigan businesses such as Google, AWS, and General Motors Co.

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