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City of Westland Selects 123Net’s Dark Fiber Proposal

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., September 18, 2018 – The City of Westland recently opened the door to any Internet service providers (ISPs) interested in submitting a proposal to solve the City’s Wide Area Network (WAN) needs. Proposals included technologies that were able to connect the City’s 14 municipal buildings, including City Hall, Police and Fire buildings, and the William P. Faust Public Library. Craig Brown, Interim Chief Innovation Officer: Department of Innovation and Technology, recommended 123Net to the purchaser.

“We were open to any technologies. We wanted to allow providers to get creative with their solutions and offer the best of what they were able to specialize in,” Brown said of the process.

123Net offered dark fiber, an option that allows the City to control their own network and scale at their own pace. “123Net’s proposal was very competitive,” Brown commented. “They were able to offer what is considered the best network technology, dark fiber, with additional redundancy in their fixed wireless, without extra costs and upgrades for future scalability. Their proposal was really able to focus on the big picture, for us going forward.”

The City is also looking into colocating in 123Net’s Southfield data center and creating a disaster recovery plan through their new ISP, completing the “big picture” of their network needs. Westland is one of almost two dozen municipalities benefiting from 123Net’s competitively priced, diverse end-to-end solutions.

About 123Net
123Net is a Michigan-based Internet service provider focused on equipping businesses with industry-leading data center, voice, fiber, fixed wireless and other network services. Home of the Detroit Internet Exchange, 123Net maintains the largest carrier hotel and peers with technology leaders such as Google, AWS and others.

About the City of Westland
The City of Westland is located in Southeast Michigan, about 40 minutes west of Detroit. The City is home to over 80,000 residents and numerous parks and recreation centers, including the Mike Mondano Ice Arena, Concrete Jungle Skate Park, and the Westland Golf Course.
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123Net Media Contact:
Ihor Diachenko
Director of Marketing
idiachenko@123.net
248.228.8244

Detroit Internet Exchange Partners with Arista to Improve Performance for Participants

DETROIT, Mich., August 14, 2018 – The Detroit Internet Exchange (DET-IX) was founded in 2014 with five original members. Since then, it has grown exponentially to become one of the largest not-for-profit Internet exchange points in the world. This progress is, in part, due to an increase in content availability, which has created a demand for hardware that can support larger bandwidth capacity and increase the quality of performance for its users. DET-IX is constantly developing ways to support this demand.

The DET-IX is partnering with Arista to implement innovative high capacity hardware to bring more participants to the exchange. 123Net, who hosts the DET-IX, approached Arista with the DET-IX vision. Impressed with what DET-IX envisioned, Arista provided a new DCS-7504 N switch to drive the DET-IX.

Arista Networks is an industry leader in software driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments.
The Arista platform gives members access to the highest quality equipment available on the market. Arista’s next generation data center switches feature its Extensible Operating System (EOS), providing industry leading network stability. The Arista platform offers fully redundant N+1 line cards, supervisors and power supplies. This hardware upgrade has increased DET-IX’s switching capacity to a total of 15 Terabits per second and 7.2 billion packets per second.

With the addition of the Arista hardware, 123Net is excited to bring global content providers, carriers, and regional ISPs to meet and exchange traffic locally here in Detroit.

About DET-IX
The Detroit Internet Exchange (DET-IX) is a not-for-profit Regional Internet Exchange Point (IXP) with a switching fabric expanding throughout Southfield Michigan. Membership and ports are free. The collaboration of carriers, ISP’s, Content Providers and Enterprise Businesses connected to DET-IX allows for traffic to be exchanged freely, rather than paying to make the connection. This not only reduces the cost of exchanging traffic but provides a localization of traffic for the 4.5 million inhabitants of the Detroit metro area. For more information visit www.detroitix.com.

About 123Net
123Net is a Michigan-based Internet service provider focused on equipping businesses with industry-leading data center, voice, fiber, fixed wireless and other network services. Home of the Detroit Internet Exchange, 123Net maintains the largest carrier hotel and peers with technology leaders such as Google, AWS and others.

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123Net Media Contact:
Ihor Diachenko
Director of Marketing
idiachenko@123.net
248.228.8244

123Net Partners with Multinational ISP to Expand Dark Fiber Presence in Troy and Southfield

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., – 123Net, one of the largest telecommunications carriers in Michigan, is executing a major fiber expansion with a multinational, Tier 1 Internet service provider.

The custom build will connect several large multi-tenant buildings in Southfield with high-capacity fiber optic infrastructure. The two organizations came to a 20-year IRU agreement.

“We continue to see a strong demand for dark fiber in our carrier market,” said Bob Evenson, 123Net’s Carrier Relations Manager. “This is another example of the 123Net team coming together to provide a unique solution for carriers .”

The current project is phase two of an expansive eastern Michigan buildout the two providers are working on. The first phase is already providing many enterprises in Troy with high-bandwidth Internet connectivity.

“We were both extremely pleased with the results of the first phase of this project,” said Chuck Irvin, 123Net’s Director of Network Development. “We will continue to invest the time, effort and resources needed to make 123Net the best option for custom dark fiber solutions in Michigan.”

123Net’s recent developments are giving carriers unparalleled access to serve businesses across the state. Delivering over 300 route miles of dark fiber rings this year alone, while hosting the Detroit Internet Exchange, the organization continues to be the premier last mile solution for national carriers in Michigan.

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123Net is a Michigan-based Internet service provider focused on equipping businesses with industry-leading data center, voice, fiber, fixed wireless and other network services. 123Net maintains the largest carrier hotel and peers with technology leaders such as Google, AWS and others.

123Net Cloud Connect Service Links Businesses with Top Cloud Service Providers

123Net, Michigan’s premier data center provider and host of the Detroit Internet Exchange (DET-IX), is providing high-speed connections between businesses and leading cloud service providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and many others.

The service directly, securely and dynamically connects businesses and their cloud service provider of choice via Ethernet. Bypassing the public Internet helps enterprises avoid security and network performance issues.

“Over the past couple years, hundreds of Michigan businesses have migrated their data to the cloud,” said Chuck Irvin, Director of Network Development at 123Net. “Our Cloud Connect service will give these organizations dependable, high-capacity connectivity to cloud service providers. Proving a private, dedicated pipe assures our customers that they will fully leverage next generation’s cloud-based applications.”

Visit https://www.123.net/cloud-connect to see how your business can improve its access to the public cloud.

About 123Net
123Net is a Michigan-based Internet service provider focused on equipping businesses with industry-leading data center, voice, fiber, fixed wireless and other network services. Home of the Detroit Internet Exchange, 123Net maintains the largest carrier hotel and peers with technology leaders such as Google, AWS and others.

123Net and Trivalent Group Partner to Double Fixed Wireless Internet Capacity at Grand Rapids Community College

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 12, 2018 – 123Net and Trivalent Group are teaming up to boost Grand Rapids Community College’s fixed wireless Internet capacity to 2 Gbps.

The two organizations are further expanding their fixed wireless presence across Western Michigan, providing enterprises with scalable, rapidly deployed solutions. Their most recent addition will be one of 123Net’s highest capacity fixed wireless circuits in the area.

“This deal is a win-win for all of the parties involved,” said Bob Evenson, Carrier Relations Manager at 123Net. “GRCC will continue to receive our high-speed fixed wireless solution, backed by Trivalent’s world-class IT support.”

When GRCC needed more bandwidth to match its recent growth, the college expanded its relationship with 123Net and Trivalent Group because of their proven track record of reliability and stability.

“Trivalent Group and 123Net appreciate the partnership that we have with GRCC. Understanding GRCC’s requirements to best serve their students and staff was critical in bringing this solution to the institution,” said Tim Weber, Senior Account Manager at Trivalent Group. “Constant uptime is critical in learning and delivering education, and everyone will appreciate the additional bandwidth and built-in resiliency of this combination of Internet connectivity.”

GRCC Director of IT Infrastructure Donavan Wallace said the partnership with the companies will help students and faculty have reliable access to fast wireless service.

“Students and faculty depend on strong wireless service both inside and outside of the classroom,” he said. “This partnership will help ensure they’ll have the resources they need in an increasingly high-tech environment.”

123Net Lights Over 600 Buildings With Fiber

DETROIT, Mich., – Early this June, 123Net marked a milestone by surpassing its goal of bringing high-speed fiber to over 600 commercial buildings. The goal was established more than two years ago as 123Net ramped up its focus on connecting Michigan’s enterprises to its fiber optic network.

“We are concentrating on building the most reliable, densest, business fiber network in Michigan with a particular focus on Metro Detroit and Grand Rapids,” said Chuck Irvin, Director of Network Development at 123Net. “Our network connects to the Detroit Internet Exchange (DET-IX), the 14th largest peering hub in the United States in terms of traffic. Through the DET-IX, members can freely exchange traffic with global titans such as AWS, Twitter, Netflix and many global carriers.”

123Net is not only investing in Michigan’s infrastructure, it’s investing in the state’s talent as well. Its staff has quadrupled in the last five years, now employing over 150 hardworking Michiganders. This includes nine experienced, enterprise-focused construction crews dedicated to building 123Net fiber. At 123Net, fiber design, permitting, construction and provisioning are all performed in-house.

Over a dozen Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of large, medium and small businesses trust 123Net to provide them with world-class connectivity delivered via Michigan’s business fiber network. With many more fiber lit buildings on the way, 123Net will continue its focus on providing the best business Internet coverage in Michigan.

About 123Net

123Net is a Michigan-based Internet service provider focused on equipping businesses with industry-leading data center, voice, fiber, fixed wireless and other network services. Home of the Detroit Internet Exchange, 123Net maintains the largest carrier hotel and peers with technology leaders such as Google, AWS and others.