BUILDING BROADBAND FOR
iFiber was developed to address the issue of limited broadband capacity, speed and service in nine counties of northwest Illinois. iFiber is a provider of extremely high speed (1Gb) network transport services to both the public and private sector. It provides subsidized access directly to eligible public sector organizations such as schools, community colleges, libraries, healthcare facilities, municipalities, county and public safety facilities.
iFiber is a collaboration of representatives from Northern Illinois University, LaSalle County, North Central Illinois Council of Governments, the City of Rockford, Boone County and Blackhawk Hills Regional Council. They came together to develop a proposal in response to the National Information and Telecommunications Agency's (NTIA) Broadband Technology Opportunity Program.
Illinois Fiber Ventures, the for-profit arm of Illinois Fiber Resources Group (iFiber), is advancing plans for the future sustainability of its 900-mile network by focusing on private sector markets in northwest Illinois, including businesses and homes. Illinois Fiber Ventures has entered into a partnership with a subsidiary of Fiberutilities Group LLC, to help facilitate the next phase of the high-speed broadband project. Click here for details.
iFiber also has established partnerships with local and regional Internet providers who will expand coverage from its network to businesses and households. Once service is available in specific areas, Service Providers will be reaching out to residents and businesses.