Industry News

IFN Announces New VP of Carrier Sales and Business Development

INDIANAPOLIS (October 4, 2019) –  Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN), a leader among Indiana’s commercial fiber broadband providers, today announces that Cory Childs, previously Director of Sales for IFN, has been named Vice President of Carrier Sales and Business Development. An experienced manager in the sales industry, Childs will continue to leverage his 10+ years of… Read More »

Rural Students Need Sustainable Broadband Access to Complete Schoolwork

As the school year gets up and running, students across the U.S. are getting back into the swing of doing one of their least favorite things: homework. With the ever-growing amount of technology and resources being infused into classrooms around the country, teachers are able to enhance their students’ educational experiences. Nearly 70% of teachers… Read More »

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 »

Fast and Steady Wins the Race

We all know the story of the tortoise and the hare and its implied wisdom.  But when it comes to your business internet, the adage needs tweaking to reflect the truth. In reality, fast and steady wins in the end. The speed and reliability of internet service can make or break a business, and it’s… Read More »

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 »