123Net Buys Smaller Web, Telecom Provider

SOUTHFIELD — The telecommunications and internet service provider 123Net Inc. has purchased Auburn Hills-based Michigan Network Services LLC.

Michigan Network Services was founded in 2006 as a regional service provider serving southwest lower Michigan. It provided managed wholesale telecom and IT services and had eight employees.

“We’re going to take good care of all MNS customers and ensure they get the attention and support they need through the transition and beyond,” said Dan Irvin, 123Net CEO. “We have had an opportunity to meet with a few of their customers already, and they are interested in the additional capabilities 123Net has to offer. By continuing their relationship with 123Net, they will now have access to our extensive fiber network, our data centers and, our wireless products. Additionally, they gain the stability that comes with a company that has been around for 19 years.”

Southfield-based 123Net serves thousands of businesses in Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Saginaw, Flint, Lansing, and Grand Rapids. The company’s network includes more than 2,500 route miles of fiber, more than 40 high speed fixed wireless towers across the state and four data centers.

“MNS customers will benefit from 123Net’s growing network, dedicated customer support, and the type of business solutions they can offer,” said John Lodden of Michigan Network Services. “I have worked with 123Net since they started back in 1995 and look forward to continuing our relationship.”

Michigan Network Services customers can call (866) 460-3503 or visit www.123.Net for more information or to have specific questions answered.

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