Fiber-Optic Networks

A Quick Guide to Points of Presence (PoPs) and How they Work

A fiber-optic network can in some ways be described as an intricate, interconnected web of various pieces, parts, and players that work together to provide continuous, high-speed connectivity.

4G & 5G

4 Industries that Could Benefit from 5G Networks in the Future

Depending on who you ask, 5G is either something to look forward to or the elephant in the room that people don’t want to – or aren’t ready to – talk about.

Case Study

Shultz Huber & Associates Case Study

By partnering with Independents Fiber Network, Schultz Huber & Associates, Inc. found a dedicated connectivity partner for their multilocation business.

Fiber-Optic Networks

The Back-to-School Guide to How Schools & Libraries Can Use the E-rate Program to Access Fiber-Optic Connectivity

Schools and libraries provide some of the most important services in our society, acting as gateways to knowledge and learning for people from any walk of life.

4G & 5G

How We Can Use Fiber, FTTH & Wireless Designs to Deliver 5G to U.S. Households

5G isn’t fully here yet, but it soon will be. We live in a world of constantly streaming phones, TVs, and tablets, where the average American broadband household has seven video-playing devices according to Parks Associates.

Case Study

Case Study: Henny Penny

When an international food service equipment manufacturer was exploring backup Internet Service Providers to meet their throughput and technical needs, Independents Fiber Network provided the high-speed connectivity they were looking for.

News & Events

Now You Can Get to the Cloud – Fast – with Our Newly Expanded Cloud Connectivity Services

By teaming up with Megaport, Independents Fiber Network is proud to announce that enterprises can take advantage of our newly expanded cloud connectivity services.

News & Events

Independents Fiber Network Partners with Megaport to Deliver Scalable, Secure Cloud Connections

Independents Fiber Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of Com Net, Inc. ("CNI_Independents”), has teamed up with Megaport, a leading Network as a Service provider, to offer enterprises access...

News & Events

Independents Fiber Network Finalizes Purchase of Smart Connect Fiber Assets in Southwest Ohio

Independents Fiber Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNI ("CNI_Independents”), announced today that it has finalized the purchase of Smart Connect Fiber Incorporated's fiber assets in southwest Ohio.

Case Study

Case Study: City of Fairborn, Ohio

The City of Fairborn is a community of an estimated 33,780 residents located in in southwest Ohio, close to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Case Study

Case Study: OE Exchange, LLC

When OE Exchange, LLC needed a new Internet access connection and customer service solution for their growing business, they turned to Independents Fiber Network for support.

News & Events

If You Build It, Connectivity Will Come

Now that it’s June, the construction season is picking up here in the Midwest. The same goes with Independents Fiber Network: we have over $1M in fiber route projects underway currently...

News & Events

Independent Fiber Network Upgrades 100Gbps Transport to Chicago on Core Backbone Network

As customer demand for additional transport capacity from the Independents Fiber Network regional network continues to grow, Independents Fiber Network has announced...

Fiber-Optic Networks

What’s the Difference Between Synchronous and Asynchronous Internet Connections?

Want to know the difference between synchronous and asynchronous Internet connections? Here’s a brief dive into both kinds of connections so you can choose the best option for your business.

4G & 5G

4 Ways 5G Could Radically Change Transportation in Smart Cities

5G, 5G, 5G – it seems that anywhere you read about the latest developments in wireless networks nowadays, everything is all about 5G.

News & Events

8 Things You Need to Know About the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

The way public safety organizations communicate will be radically changed in the next few years with the new Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN)...

4G & 5G

1G to 5G Wireless Networks: Where We Started – and Where We’ll Go

Ever since the first cell phones entered the market in the 1980s with 1G networks, mobile technology – and, of course, the Internet – have changed dramatically and changed our world in the process.

Ethernet

12 Important Moments in the Evolution from Ethernet to Metro Ethernet

We asked a few weeks ago if you could imagine the world without the Internet. Now, try to imagine computer networking without the Ethernet protocol. Almost impossible, right?

News & Events

Independents Fiber Network Completes Three Fiber Routes in Ohio

Independents Fiber Network’s “Deep Fiber” initiative continues to expand the reach of our fiber infrastructure throughout Ohio. As of February 2018, we are significantly complete on three fiber routes – totaling in excess of $600K...

Fiber-Optic Networks

Why It’s Important to Improve Your Network Latency

We live in an age of instant gratification and a continual demand for quick information that’s accessible 24/7/365. Speed is the name of the game.

Fiber-Optic Networks

How Fiber-Optic Networks Can Improve the Speed and Reliability of Your Connectivity

Can you imagine the world without the Internet? It’s hard to believe that it was only a few decades ago that we weren’t all connected to the behemoth that is the Internet.

News & Events

The Latest in Fiber-Optic Infrastructure Networks: Newest Projects

The economy is not the only thing that’s grown in the past few months. Recently, Independents Fiber Network has completed several projects in the tri-state area and helped to grow...

News & Events

Independents Fiber Network Reinforces Network Security Against DDoS Attacks

Independents Fiber Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of Com Net Inc ("CNI-Independents”) has teamed up with Corero Network Security, a leading provider of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)...

News & Events

Independents Fiber Network Expands Into Ohio Warren and Butler Counties

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.

News & Events

The New Buzz Word in Education

The relatively new word in the realm of academics is “Cloud Computing”. Cloud computing requires using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet as opposed to a local server.

News & Events

Independents Fiber Network Completes Diverse Fiber Connection from Indiana to Ohio

Independents Fiber Network, the leading provider of high-capacity network services, operating in Northwest Ohio, Northeast Indiana, and Southeast Michigan...

News & Events

Independents Fiber Network Adds Two Points of Presence (POPs) in Indiana

Independents Fiber Network, the leading provider of high-capacity network services, operating in Northwest Ohio, Northeast Indiana, and Southern Michigan, recently completed a network expansion...

News & Events

Independents Fiber Network Expands Fiber Optics in Northwest Ohio

Independents Fiber Network, the leading provider of high-capacity network services for Northwest and Central Ohio, completed a network expansion into the Wood, Lucas, Williams...

News & Events

Independents Fiber Network Expands Fiber Optics in Southwest Ohio

Independents Fiber Network, the leading provider of high-capacity network services for Northwest and Central Ohio, recently completed a network expansion into the Montgomery, Warren...

Ethernet

Manufacturer’s Success = Efficiency

Today, we live in a constant changing market and as a manufacturer you need to be on the forefront of those changes in order to be successful. In an article written in October 2012, Rockwell Ethernet Architecture says...

News & Events

The Plan to Modernize Education

A growing concern with policymakers has been to tackle an emerging problem in our educational system. Several of our nation’s public schools are lacking high-quality, high-speed Internet.

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