Two Michigan companies team up to invest in fiber

MARQUETTE and SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Peninsula Fiber Network, LLC (PFN), a provider of fiber-based telecommunications and next-generation 911 services across Michigan, Wisconsinand Minnesotaand 123NET, a provider of fiber optic, colocation and voice Internet services to Michigantoday announced their partnership on the mid-mile fiber optic network of bay town at Southfield. This multimillion-dollar, privately funded project spans approximately 130 miles, adding much-needed mid-mile capacity to from michigan telecommunications infrastructure.

“Those extra 130 miles bay town at Southfield creates easy and affordable connection opportunities for municipalities and businesses in this region who wish to benefit from the advantages offered by advanced fiber service,” said Dan Irvin, President and CEO of 123NET. “We are happy to develop this network with partners like PFN who share our commitment to from michigan global connectivity and providing exceptional service to every customer along the way.”

While the NFP has its roots in from michigan Upper Peninsula and 123NET is based in Metro-Detroit, the new north-south fiber route will have immediate benefits for local communities along the route. It will also provide global connectivity between Southeast Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, extending into Wisconsin and Minnesota. This partnership further supports 123NET’s mission to build a network to make Michigan best connected.

Scott RandallManaging Director of Peninsula Fiber Network, said, “Partnering with 123NET offers a win-win situation for both companies and perhaps more importantly for businesses and consumers in the state. We hope this joint investment is the first in a long series between our companies, as we work to increase broadband capacity and the broadband service available in the state of michigan.”

Construction of the network has begun and will be completed in sections over 18 months. New high-capacity fiber is being installed along the I-75 corridor, bringing state-of-the-art fiber connectivity to communities including, Southfield, beverly hills, birmingham, flowery field, Pontiac, Waterford, Clarkston, Davisburg, holly, Fenton, Great White, Flint, Clio, Birch race, Bridgeport, Saginawand Bay City.

from michigan economic development relies on very high-speed fiber optic lines. This joint investment in broadband adds undisputed value to our region as we seek to attract businesses and employees. PFN and 123NET’s investment in the middle mile is a welcome addition to our region and a positive point of collaboration with our neighboring counties. » Senator Ken Horn, from michigan 32n/a Senate District; Chairman, Senate Committee on Economic Development and Small Business.


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