M-1 Rail route gets more fiber optics

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield-based network services provider 123Net Inc. has teamed up with a non-profit organization to expand its high-speed fiber footprint in Detroit along the M-1 Rail.

The 3.3-mile stretch of 144-count fiber spanning from the Campus Martius to the Fisher Building the latest among many significant investments by the organization to help improve Detroit’s network infrastructure.

The expansion runs alongside the full length of the newly opened QLine, supporting growth for Detroit businesses down the Woodward corridor.

123Net also offers fixed wireless, voice, and data center services to more than 1,000 metro Detroit customers, including more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies. It owns more than 3,500 miles of fiber throughout Michigan, a networking that is growing at 150 to 200 miles a year.

“We are continuing to provide services that other organizations cannot offer,” said Dan Irvin, 123Net CEO. “For over 20 years, our diverse team of engineers and problem solvers have and will continue to invest in Michigan’s infrastructure. Our combination of local expertise and resources gives us a rare advantage where we can provide agile support and cost-effective solutions for businesses in Metro Detroit and throughout Michigan.”

Added Chuck Irvin, director of network development at 123Net: “Connecting buildings directly to fiber will provide the fastest and most reliable internet connection on the market. This project makes Detroit more inviting for global enterprises looking to invest in the city.”

More at www.123.net/dedicated-internet.

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