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

Multi-Cloud Access Now Available via Connection in Columbus

Wapakoneta, Ohio – 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 to a global ecosystem of leading service providers through a single connection.

The partnership with Megaport addresses the ever-growing demand for businesses to have access to hyperscale cloud environments and global network connectivity. Megaport’s Software Defined Network (SDN) enables customers to rapidly connect to over 250 service providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud, as well as hundreds of other managed and network service providers.

This provides customers with a flexible way to purchase connectivity solutions, eliminating long-term, fixed bandwidth circuits traditionally required between data centers and cloud providers. Overall, this solution saves money, improves performance, and ensures greater security for customer applications.

According to the Dresner Advisory Services of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research, over 90% of Sales & Marketing teams say Cloud BI (Business Intelligence) apps are important to getting their work done in 2018, leading all respondent categories in the survey.

Tim Berelsman, CEO of Independents Fiber Network, stated: “It has always been our mission to offer organizations the best options available so that they can take advantage of innovative technologies. Megaport helps us deliver on our promise by delivering direct connections to leading cloud platforms.”

Nicole Cooper, EVP of North America at Megaport, said, “We are delighted to partner with Independents Fiber Network. The ability to deliver a valuable ecosystem of service providers to the doorstep of enterprises adopting cloud services aligns very well with our value proposition.”

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 or call us toll-free at (800) 634-4032.

About Megaport

Megaport is a leading global Network as a Service provider. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Company’s global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Network. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer, or an open API. Megaport connects over 1000 customers in more than 220 data centers globally. Megaport is an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, AWS Technology Partner, AWS Networking Competency Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, Google Cloud Interconnect Partner, IBM Direct Link Cloud Exchange provider, and Salesforce Express Connect Partner.


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