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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.

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123.Net Expands Detroit Wireless Internet Presence

DETROIT — As part of its continuing wireless network expansion, 123.Net has added a new wireless Point-of-Presence (PoP) site atop the historic Maccabees Building at 5057 Woodward Ave. in Midtown Detroit.  The building is currently owned and operated by Wayne State University.

This is 123.Net’s fifth PoP location in Detroit. The company said it can now provide connectivity at up to 2 gigabits per second to any location in the Downtown, Midtown and New Center areas.

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Two ESD Tours Coming Up — The Internet and 3D Printing

SOUTHFIELD — It’s last call for the latest exclusive Engineering Society of Detroit members-only tour — “Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth” with 123.net in Southfield, Wednesday, Feb. 17.

The tour begins at 3 p.m. with registration and networking and wraps up by 4:30. 123.net is located at 24700 Northwestern Highway, Suite 700, in Southfield.

Seems like everyone is talking about gigabit connectivity these days, but do Michigan engineers and entrepreneurs really understand fiber, how it works and why it’s important? And do people understand the physical infrastructure of the internet — and as data becomes an increasingly important business asset, should they?

With the tour of 123.net, you can better understand how the internet really works.

Despite all the conversation about “virtualization,” the internet is, in fact, a very tangible thing. At 123.Net, participants will see one of the state’s most connected buildings, a place where a massive data center connects to a state-wide fiber network and numerous wireless Points of Presence. The building is also home to the Detroit Internet Exchange, and sits on top of Michigan’s most connected intersection — M-10 (the Lodge Freeway), 10 Mile Road and and Evergreen Road.

The tour is $25 for ESD members; non-members can join ESD for $75 (a 25% discount) and attend the tour for free. (This offer is for new, first-time members only.)

Call 248-353-0735, ext. 222, to register by phone.

The next ESD tour, “The Cutting Edge of 3D Printing & Beyond,” will be held at Troy’s Altair Engineering on Wednesday, March 9, with registration and networking at 2:30 p.m. and the tour from 3 to 4 p.m. Altair is at 1820 E. Big Beaver Road.

Altair is a global leader in simulation, virtualization and engineering. The tour will visit the garages where Altair Engineering is working on the next generation of bus design, labs where Altair develops the next generation of 3D modeling and simulation software, product engineering and industrial design, and check out the latest in 3D printing technology. Founded in 1985, Altair now operates in 22 countries and has more than 2,000 employees.

More at http://www.esd.org.

Kick Off 2016 With An ESD Tech Tour

SOUTHFIELD — The beating heart of the electric grid. The world’s most advanced automotive powertrain laboratory. A $700 million investment in the world’s most advanced nuclear science. And a look at the guts of the Internet.

It’s all on tap for members of The Engineering Society of Detroit in the first two months of 2016, as ESD kicks off the New Year with four terrific members-only tours.

The tour calendar begins Thursday, Jan. 14 with a tour of the ITC Holdings Corp. Operations Control Room in Novi.

Come and see the control room that monitors the electric grid for millions of Americans — and learn about ITC’s efforts to make the electric grid more reliable, safe, secure and flexible.

The Operations Control Room (OCR) is the heartbeat of ITC’s operations. It has employees working 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure the ITC systems in Michigan, the Midwest and the Great Plains are maintained and operated safely and reliably. Each employee station in the OCR has a monitor dedicated to the local news and weather to understand what’s happening in their respective regions.

The tour begins at 2 p.m. with registration and networking, with the tour from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The tour will begin in the south auditorium of ITC Holdings, 27175 Energy Way in Novi.

Next, on Thursday, Jan. 21, it’s a tour of the General Motors Co. powertrain research and development laboratory in Pontiac.

See the laboratory that produces some of the world’s most advanced automotive powertrains on this exclusive tour. It begins with registration at 1:30 p.m. and the tour from 2 ro 4 p.m.

Next, on Thursday, Feb. 4, it’s an inside peek at the newest research center at the nation’s No. 1 school for nuclear physics, Michigan State University — the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.

ESD toured Michigan State University’s Cyclotron Laboratory last winter. Now, after a year of construction work, we’ll be looking at its replacement – the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, a $730 million center for national nuclear physics research. Wear sturdy shoes and cold-weather gear — this is a hard-hat tour of construction as much as 40 feet underground through huge concrete chambers, where atomic nuclei will be accelerated to half the speed of light for nuclear research beginning in 2022. Tour is limited to 20 people.

The tour begins with registration at 2:30 p.m. with the tour from 3 to 4 p.m. The FRIB is located at 640 S. Shaw Lane in East Lansing.

Particle accelerators are among the highest forms of high-tech. They use magnets and high voltage to accelerate atoms close to the speed of light, and force them into collisions with a variety of materials and other particles. The resulting debris can produce clues to conditions of the early universe, shortly after the Big Bang. Accelerators also produce rare isotopes that are extremely valuable in medical imaging and other experimentation.

Due to national regulations, there are restrictions on the tour for citizens of Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria; contact ESD for details.

Finally, on Wednesday, Feb. 17, ESD will tour the data center of connectivity provider 123.Net at 24700 Northwestern Highway in Southfield.

This tour begins with registration at 3 p.m., with the tour running from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Despite all the conversation about “virtualization,” the internet is, in fact, a very tangible thing. At 123.Net, participants will see one of the state’s most connected buildings, a place where a massive data center connects to a state-wide fiber network and numerous wireless Points of Presence. The building is also home to the Detroit Internet Exchange, and sits on top of Michigan’s most connected intersection — M-10 (the Lodge Freeway), 10 Mile Road and Evergreen Road.

All ESD tours are members only. The cost of each tour is $25 for ESD members; non-members can join ESD for $75 (a 25% discount) and attend the tour for free. (This offer is for new, first-time members only.)

To register, visit the events section of http://www.esd.org, or call (248) 353-0735, ext. 222, to register by phone.

ESD Tour To Bring The Cloud Down To Earth

SOUTHFIELD — Seems like everyone is talking about gigabit fiber data connectivity these days, but do Michigan engineers and entrepreneurs really understand fiber, how it works and why it’s important? And do people understand the physical infrastructure of the internet — and as data becomes an increasingly important business asset, should they?

The Engineering Society of Detroit is inviting its members to tour the headquarters of the managed services provider 123.Net in Southfield to better understand how the internet really works.

Despite all the conversation about “virtualization,” the internet is, in fact, a very tangible thing. At 123.Net, participants will see one of the state’s most connected buildings, a place where a massive data center connects to a state-wide fiber network and numerous wireless Points of Presence. The building is also home to the Detroit Internet Exchange, and sits on top of Michigan’s most connected intersection — M-10 (the Lodge Freeway), 10 Mile Road and and Evergreen Road.

This is your chance to understand how the internet really works – bringing the cloud back down to earth, if you will.

The site offers plenty of convenient parking and easy access from all of Southeast Michigan. Sign up today at this link.

COST: $25 for ESD members; non-members can join ESD for $75 (a 25 percent discount) and attend the tour for free. (This offer is for new, first-time members only.)

TO REGISTER: Call 248-353-0735, ext. 222, to register by phone.

123.Net Adds New Cell Tower in Farmington Hills

SOUTHFIELD — As part of its continuing network investment, 123.Net has added a new wireless tower in the Farmington Hills industrial park area to provide greater capability and bandwidth to area businesses that rely on carrier class connectivity.

“123.Net continues to invest in new infrastructure to support increased demand for high speed fixed wireless that has resulted from the growing need for fast reliable service,’ said Jim Hart, 123.Net’s director of wireless. “As a Michigan-based provider, we’re always looking for new opportunities to support Michigan businesses with enhanced coverage.”

123.Net’s high-speed fixed wireless service offers speeds up to 2 gigabits per second on secure links. The company’s Farmington Hills tower will add capacity and quality coverage, including faster downloads, improved data speeds, and improved voice coverage. The new tower will serve businesses located in the Farmington Hills business and industrial park, located in the I-275 and Grand River Avenue area.

According to Hart, 123.Net’s mission is to be Michigan’s backbone for business. “Our goal is to ensure that our business customers always have extraordinary data and customer service experiences,” Hart said. “This new tower is our latest investment to help accomplish that. 123.Net is a Michigan business and we are dedicated towards Michigan businesses.”

123.Net built and owns its entire wireless network and is able to install most new customers within five to seven days. The company has 53 towers around Michigan, including five sites added in 2015, and expects to add another 10 wireless sites over the next 12 months. 123.Net supports its wireless network with 3,000 route miles of proprietary fiber. Earlier this year, 123.Net launched the Detroit Internet Exchange (DET-IX) to further establish Michigan’s internet infrastructure and bring faster speeds, greater bandwidth and lower costs for service providers across the state.

For more information, please visit http://www.123.Net.

123.Net Targets Ann Arbor In Fiber Expansion

SOUTHFIELD — Southfield-based 123.Net Inc. said Friday that its new Ann Arbor fiber ring will bring massive amounts of capacity, up to 10 gigabits per second, to Ann Arbor businesses.

The company says it offers industry-leading Cisco optical technology and four primary data centers.

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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.

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