Category: Economic Development

What can sustainable broadband do for banks in rural communities?

Even as the world is reaching new heights of interconnectivity, there is still the issue of the more than 24 million Americans who lack access to a sustainable broadband network, according to the Pew Research Center. Today, 31% of Americans who live in rural communities do not have broadband access, compared to just 4% of… Read More »

Five Intelligent Fiber Network Owner Companies Receive Next Level Connections Broadband Funding

These member/owners serve ten counties across Indiana and will receive $21.7 million in funding. INDIANAPOLIS – Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN), a leader among Indiana’s commercial fiber broadband providers, today applauds five of its owner companies and one of its owner’s member companies for being awarded funding grants from Indiana’s Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program…. Read More »

How Fiber Broadband Can Impact the Rural Manufacturing Industry

The manufacturing industry is changing as we know it. With the current digital economy, it’s becoming increasingly important for rural areas to invest in fiber broadband to jumpstart their economy and combat unemployment. Rural America has experienced a decline in manufacturing jobs in the last decade, but thanks to high-speed broadband, these communities can now… Read More »

Intelligent Fiber Network Announces New Hires

Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN), a leading provider in commercial fiber network services, today announces the addition of three new team members to the company. This comes at the same time IFN has announced nearly $13 million in equity investment funding from new and existing member/owners. The funding is set to help increase IFN’s ability to… Read More »

2019 Trends in Fiber – What to Expect

We’ve already looked back and recapped the biggest trends in the fiber industry in 2018, along with the top IFN moments of 2018, which included a new name and look for us. Now it’s time to look forward and assess what’s in store for fiber, the digital divide, and the industry as a whole in… Read More »

Delaware County: You’re Fiber Ready!

Fiber optics is a revolutionary tool to connect people and businesses in a faster and more reliable way. At Intelligent Fiber Network, we are dedicated to bridging the digital divide by providing fiber clusters for businesses to tap into. During the past few months, we have featured some of these clusters where fiber is available…. Read More »

Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, You’re Fiber Ready!

At Intelligent Fiber Network, we work every day to bridge the digital divide by providing fiber optics to communities. Fiber optics helps to boost the economy and improve our connections by allowing businesses to tap into fast and reliable internet services. During the past few weeks, we have featured some of these clusters where fiber… Read More »