Starts with a Vision
123.Net, Inc. (123Net) was founded by Daniel Irvin in 1995 as Internet 123, Inc. Having a vision to quickly grow the company through engineering talents, Ryan Duda was hired the following year. In 1998 Dan Irvin purchased a small ownership stake in a local phone company where Dan and Ryan worked together developing valuable experience that would later be used to start their own business.
Early in 2001, Internet 123, Inc. purchased Local Exchange Carriers of Michigan, Inc. (LECMI), a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier service, Dan and Ryan officially entered the CLEC business. For several years Dan and Ryan operated both Internet 123 and LECMI out of Dan’s house until the two decided to lease their first data center space at 24700 Northwestern Highway in Southfield, MI, late in 2001.
Growth Through Experience
In 2004, Northwestern Colo, LLC was formed and in 2005 purchased the location that would later become the headquarters for 123Net. Later in 2008 Northwestern Colo purchased the adjacent building on Northwestern Highway. In July of 2010 LECMI officially changed its name to 123.Net, Inc. In December of 2010, 123Net purchased all of the assets of West Michigan Internet Services (WMIS) located in Byron Center, MI.
In the fall of 2011, construction was completed at 24245 Northwestern Highway, a landmark data center that implemented hot-aisle cold-aisle design.
Advancing into the Future
In July of 2012, 123Net’s Data Centers were successfully audited for SSAE-16, Type 2 compliance and In April 2013, 123Net opened newly remodeled data center space at it’s West Michigan office in Byron Center MI, at the former headquarters of WMIS.
123Net moved its business operations to 24700 Northwestern Highway following the purchase of the former Campbell Ewald headquarters by Northwestern Colo, LLC in January of 2013. This new site is home to 123Net’s headquarters and houses over 80,000 sq. ft. of Tier IV state-of-the-art data center space. By 2016, 123Net was successfully audited for SOC2 Type 2, HIPAA and PCI-DSS Compliance throughout all 4 of it’s data centers.
As of today, 123Net has been successfully providing data center, network and voice services to all types and sizes of businesses, carriers, ISPs, and technology companies for over the past 20 years. With over 3000 route miles of fiber, 50+ Fixed Wireless Points of Presence and 92 nodes across Michigan, 123Net’s mission is to continue to strengthen the backbone of Michigan’s enterprises.
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