ifiber - Illinois Fiber Resources Group
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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 (up to 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 is a mid-mile network offering the opportunity to connect with long-haul networks serving the Midwest and beyond.

iFiber also has established partnerships with local and regional Content and 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.


iFiber Crew

Latest iFiber News

- Customer Corner: Oregon School District counts on iFiber’s reliability
- Advancing Telehealth: Fiber network enhances NCBHS mental health outreach
- Customer Corner: Ottawa enhances public services with network
iFiber Workshop Planned on Municipalities and Broadband
What to do with a Gig? Pew Research Study Examines Hyper-fast Internet
- LaSalle County event recognizes iFiber network
Customer Corner: LaSalle County builds on broadband network
iFiber monitors changes to E-rate program for schools, libraries
How many megabits per second are you using? How many do you need for certain functions?
-WinGIS experiences many benefits as a result of iFiber Network
- Customer Corner: iFiber helps Mt. Carroll Library secure its place in the future
- Connecting America's Students: Opportunities for Action (pdf)
- Eastland School Technology Director praises iFiber
- iFiber makes possible multitude of services for CAIs (pdf)
- iFiber project complete (video)
- NIU lauded for broadband project management (pdf)
- Roscoe: faster connections (Beloit Daily News pdf)
- Local entities have iFiber (Sauk Valley News pdf)
- Experts advise on broadband technology (pdf)

Survey:   Use of Broadband and the demand for iFiber (pdf)

RFIs / RFPs / RFQs 

  Construction Progress click here

iFiber     P.O. Box 755 • Sycamore, IL 60178     email: info@iFiber.org
For General Info: 1-855-4iFiber (1-855-443-4237)
For Technical Assistance: 1-877-753-8100 (Northern IL Monitoring Center)

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