March 7, 2016

Wapakoneta, Ohio —- Independents Fiber Network, the leading provider of high-capacity network services, operating in Northwest Ohio, Northeast Indiana, and Southern Michigan, recently completed a network expansion into Steuben, Allen and DeKalb Counties in Indiana with return paths to its Northwest Ohio regional network via Paulding and Williams counties. Independents Fiber Network provides high-capacity network services that deliver reliable performance to public entities, enterprises and communication providers throughout the region.

“The opening of our Points of Presence (POPs) in Northeastern Indiana is an exciting development that further demonstrates our commitment to the communities in which we serve”, noted CEO, Tim Berelsman. “With this deployment, we are placing two new Indiana POPs on our route in the cities of Angola and Auburn. Independents Fiber Network is working with local providers located in Steuben and DeKalb Counties who want path diverse connectivity from a carrier-class provider to avoid a single point of failure.”

Independents Fiber Network has a history of providing fiber broadband in some of the most rural parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. They currently provide commercial services in 31 Ohio counties, 3 counties in southeast Michigan and now, 6 eastern Indiana counties.

About Independents Fiber Network: Independents Fiber Network was established in 2003 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNI. Independents Fiber Network is an Ohio-based company that brings high performance, high capacity Ethernet-over-Fiber solutions including voice, video, and data services to better serve our customers. By operating a fiber optic backhaul network dedicated to serving rural and underserved communities in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, Independents delivers connectivity you can count on for mission critical operations ensuring business continuity and access when you need it most. For more information, please visit Independents Fiber Network's website at www.ifnetwork.biz call us toll-free at (800)634-4032.

For Additional Information, Contact: 

Kathy Reinsel, Marketing Manager
13888 County Road 25A
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

kreinsel@cniteam.com
419-739-3114