Category: Fiber/Broadband & Technology

How Broadband Can Change the Agriculture Industry

Broadband internet access is more crucial than ever for businesses and consumers. With faster internet, a booming economy follows, yet there is still a gap in broadband access between rural and metro communities. According to the FCC, in 2016, 24 million Americans lacked broadband internet speeds. Furthermore, 29% of U.S. farms had no access to… 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 Expanding Connectivity, Fortifying Multi-State Network with Access in Ashburn, Virginia

Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN), a leader among Indiana’s commercial fiber broadband providers, today announces it is expanding its internet network connectivity to Ashburn, Virginia. This announcement comes on the heels of IFN’s recent partnership with Wabash Valley Power that opens IFN to connectivity in Illinois and Missouri. IFN maintains a similar connection through Chicago where… Read More »

3 Questions to Ask when Evaluating Fiber Ethernet Carriers

We live in an age of unlimited options. Take potato chips, for instance. Back in the 1920s, you’d be lucky to find a single chip brand on the shelves of your local grocery store. Today, your supermarket stocks at least 20 different chip brands – some regional, others national. You can buy chips baked, fried… Read More »

Intelligent Fiber Network Announces $13 Million Capital Raise and Groundbreaking Partnership with Wabash Valley Power

Wabash Valley Power’s investment in IFN helps grow high-speed connectivity in Indiana and opens the door to expand IFN’s footprint outside the state of Indiana Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN), a leader among Indiana’s commercial fiber broadband providers, today announces that it has raised nearly $13 million in equity investment funding from its existing independent local… Read More »

Fiber according to The Office: How to Choose an Ethernet Solution for your Multilocation Business

In a previous post, we discussed the benefits of an Ethernet Private Line (EPL) for businesses with two locations. So what fiber ethernet solution is best for businesses with three or more locations? Let’s consider a scenario using fictional yet widely-known paper company Dunder Mifflin as an example. Dunder Mifflin, according to creators of The… 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 »