INDIANAPOLIS (December 13, 2019) – Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN), a leader among Indiana’s commercial fiber broadband providers, today announces the relocation of its headquarters to the west side of Indianapolis to accommodate for continued growth. This announcement follows IFN’s successful $13 million capital raise in April 2019.
The new headquarters, located at 722 North High School Road, provides the company with 38,000 square feet of office, meeting, and server space. Previously owned by Wabash Valley Power Alliance (WVPA), the building has proved to be an ideal location to house IFN and its growing partnerships. WVPA joined IFN as its newest member/owner this spring.
“We are continuing to see strong growth in our business as we invest in more fiber assets for our customers. With the growth in revenue and assets comes the need for additional staff,” said IFN CEO Jim Turner. “We’ve expanded our in-house staff by nearly 50% over the past two and a half years, and we were out of space for our current employees, let alone for future growth. We are excited to be moving to a building that accommodates that growth and provides other opportunities to support our owners and partners,” Turner added.
Since IFN’s founding by a group of independent rural telephone companies in 2002, the company has grown steadily. Today, IFN’s fiber-optic backbone connects telecommunications companies, hospitals, schools, and government facilities via 4,500 route miles of fiberline across more than 60 Indiana counties, and extends to Chicago and Louisville.
Renovations to the new headquarters building are underway, with an anticipated ribbon-cutting on the complete facility in Summer 2020. IFN’s data centers on Henry Street and at 5520 West 76th Street will remain the company’s central connection hub, and the move will not impact service at these locations.
In the past two years, IFN has announced multi-million-dollar investments on infrastructure and network upgrades across the state to increase capacity, improve stability, and add operational and network efficiency. This year, five of its owner companies and one of its owner’s member companies were awarded $21.7 million in funding from Indiana’s Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program. To learn more about Intelligent Fiber Network, its services, and member/owners, visit www.intelligentfiber.com.
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About Intelligent Fiber Network
Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN) is owned by 20 Indiana local exchange telephone companies and one rural electric cooperative. IFN provides high-speed fiber-optic backbone capabilities to these owners as well as to other telecommunications providers and business direct customers including hospitals, schools and government facilities. IFN’s network consists of more than 4,500 route miles of fiber-optic line across more than 60 Indiana counties. IFN offers commercial service in Indiana and throughout the US via a network of national partners. For more information, visit intelligentfiber.com or call (866) 406-4636.
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