Industry News

A New Era for IFN: A Letter from CEO Jim Turner

We are thrilled to share with you the launch of our new name and brand: Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN). When IFN was founded 16 years ago, our primary mission was to connect and serve the needs of our 20 independent telephone company owners. It’s important to pause for a moment and think about what the… Read More »

Bartholomew, Shelby, and Johnson Counties: You’ve Got Fiber!

A few weeks ago, we shared a blog letting Howard and Tipton Counties know where they can find highspeed fiber on IFN’s backbone. A core part of our mission is to end the digital divide between rural and urban businesses, so we began this blog series to share all the sites around Indiana that are… Read More »

Jim Turner Speaking at NTCA Central & Northeast Regional Conference

As the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association hosts several conferences, webinars and networking events throughout the year. On August 12-14 in Columbus, Ohio, NTCA will hold the Central + Northeast Regional Conference to cover the issues that surround… Read More »

Win-Win-Win: Telecom, Rural Electric, and Fiber Can Solve Indiana’s Digital Divide

By now, it is probably clear that we’re passionate here at IFN about closing the digital divide in Indiana. It’s not an overstatement to say that internet connectivity is a basic necessity today – not quite on the same level as food, water, and electricity, but pretty darned close. Hoosiers across the state don’t just… Read More »

Howard & Tipton Counties, You’re Fiber Ready!

Readers of our blog know that we are committed to bringing fast, always-on connectivity to all parts of Indiana and to closing the digital divide between urban and rural businesses in the state. As part of that effort, IFN has enabled fiber-ready sites in many Indiana communities for businesses to tap into. We will be… Read More »

IFN CEO Elected to INDATEL Board of Directors

IFN, the leading fiber-based service provider in Indiana, has announced that company CEO Jim Turner has been elected to the INDATEL board of directors. Turner is the second IFN CEO to serve on the board. “I am honored to have been chosen to join INDATEL’s board of directors. This nationwide network, with a fiber optic… Read More »

How Fiber, Electricity and Telecommunications Companies can Work Together to Bridge the Digital Divide (Part 2)

As we shared in our previous blog post, our country is currently facing a digital divide. In rural communities, 35 percent of Americans lack access to high-speed broadband internet. In this series of blog posts, we are exploring a solution to Indiana’s digital divide which involves fiber networks, rural electric co-ops and telephone companies working… Read More »