February 14, 2017

Wapakoneta, Ohio —- Independents Fiber Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of Com Net Inc ("CNI-Independents”) has added 240 route miles totaling 3,551 fiber miles under its turn-key management.  These additional facilities are primarily located in Warren and Butler counties with portions reaching into Montgomery, Hamilton and Greene counties.

Tim Berelsman, CEO of CNI-Independents Fiber Network stated, “These facilities complement our existing facilities in Montgomery, Warren, Greene and Clinton counties. They also provide a much needed presence in Butler and northern Hamilton counties.” Berelsman went on to say, “At Independents Fiber Network, we are fully committed to increasing the reach of our Ethernet fiber, which includes continuing to invest in markets where we see demand for our high performance networking solutions,”

Nathan Zehringer, Transport Manager for Independents Fiber Network, added, “Initially we will be integrating a portion of the route into our core backhaul network to bring our route through Dayton, Ohio, while adding additional protection to our Lebanon, Ohio Point-of-Presence (PoP).  We will utilize this fiber network to continue expanding our network in this region. This expansion allows us to improve our current services as well as provide various physical paths that allow for more redundancy.”

About Independents Fiber Network: Independents Fiber Network was established in 2003 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNI. Independents Fiber Network is an Ohio-based company that brings high performance, high capacity Ethernet-over-Fiber solutions including voice, video, and data services to better serve our customers. By operating a fiber optic backhaul network dedicated to serving rural and underserved communities in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, Independents delivers connectivity you can count on for mission critical operations ensuring business continuity and access when you need it most. For more information, please visit Independents Fiber Network's website at www.ifnetwork.biz call us toll-free at (800)634-4032.

For Additional Information, Contact: 

Kathy Reinsel, Marketing Manager
13888 County Road 25A
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

kreinsel@cniteam.com 
419-739-3114