123.Net Takes Over Customers Of Longtime Local ISP

SOUTHFIELD — The managed services and internet connectivity provider 123.Net Inc. has acquired the customer base of Michigan Internet Communications Association Ltd.

Founded in 1994, MICA was one of the first regional internet service providers in southeast Michigan.

123.Net serves thousands of businesses in metro Detroit, as well as in the Ann Arbor, Saginaw, Flint, Lansing and Grand Rapids areas. Its 50-gigabit-per-second network includes more than 2,100 route miles of fiber and 40 wireless point-of-presence sites across the state. The network has multiple global internet connections with providers such as Level 3, Savvis, Cogent and Comcast.

“Our top priority is to facilitate a smooth transition for the MICA clients,” 123.Net CEO Dan Irvin said in a statement. “We understand that clients have infused technology into virtually all aspects of their business and personal lives and that total continuity is of critical importance.”

More than 80 percent of MICA’s clients are large corporations, including some of Michigan’s biggest auto suppliers, architectural firms, financial services companies and governmental entities.

“We continue to grow our infrastructure and service agreements through a series of strategic initiatives that include capital investment, partnerships and acquisitions,” said Irvin. “MICA brings additional resources that are well aligned with our business model and market plans. As a result, our clients, new and existing, will be better served.”

Added MICA owner Norm Estiogy: “MICA’s customers will benefit from 123.Net’s growing network and dedicated customer service.”

MICA customers can call (866) 460-3503 or visit www.123.net for more information or to have specific questions answered.

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