Dan Irvin CEO & founder of 123NET

Dan Irvin: A Champion of the New Economy

Dan Irvin, the esteemed President and CEO of 123NET, Michigan’s leading Internet Service Provider, has been recognized as a Champion of the New Economy by DBusiness magazine. This prestigious accolade is awarded to business leaders in Metro Detroit who are actively propelling growth in highly competitive industries.

Driving Detroit’s Mobility Movement

Under Irvin’s leadership, 123NET is at the forefront of Detroit’s mobility movement, collaborating with multiple Tier 1 automotive companies to provide Terabit per second connections across its extensive fiber network. “Our recent developments are making 123NET the center of Internet connectivity in Michigan,” Irvin stated, reflecting on the company’s pivotal role in enhancing the region’s digital infrastructure.

123NET: At the Heart of Connectivity

123NET is not just an ISP; it’s the hub for Metro Detroit’s largest carrier-neutral data center and the Detroit Internet Exchange, now ranked as the 40th largest exchange point globally. This strategic positioning, coupled with their high-capacity network, has made 123NET an attractive partner for global giants like Google, Netflix, and Twitter, all of which have chosen to peer in Detroit. This has significantly boosted the city’s status as a key player in the global internet connectivity arena.

A Vision for the Future

At a breakfast event honoring the nominees, Irvin shared 123NET’s notable successes and offered an exciting vision for the future. He anticipates a transformative shift in the network’s capabilities, expecting it to be “100 times faster at 1/100 of the cost within the next 15 years.” This bold prediction underscores 123NET’s commitment to continuous innovation and its role in shaping a more connected and efficient future for Michigan and beyond. Irvin’s leadership and foresight are not just driving 123NET forward; they’re steering the entire region towards a more dynamic and competitive economic landscape.