123Net Expands Fiber Network in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — 123Net, the Southfield-based provider of network solutions, announced an expansion of its metro fiber data hub in Grand Rapids and vicinity.

The company described the expansion as a “multimillion-dollar investment.”

It includes 25 miles of high capacity fiber in the Grand Rapids downtown business community, plus two separate 10-mile fiber rings reaching out to the northeast and northwest suburbs. The combined 45 miles of new fiber offers area businesses high-speed fiber infrastructure that integrates directly with 123Net’s local data centers and fixed wireless sites.

Said Chuck Irvin, 123Net’s director of network development: “This new fiber hub encircles the primary Grand Rapids downtown area, offering businesses the advantage of easily and affordably connecting directly into 123Net dedicated fiber.”

123Net also announced that it has begun an expansion to its Grand Rapids data center that was opened in 2001. The latest investment will enhance data center and colocation services by doubling the size and performance of the center.

123Net now has 3,200 route miles of fiber across the state and in metro hubs in population centers. This fiber network is supported by more than 50 fixed wireless sites and four data centers.

More at http://www.123.net.

123Net operates four data centers, one in Grand Rapids and three in Southfield offering more than 100,000 square feet of colocation space.

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