One dense interconnected fiber network is better than two separate networks operating on their own!
The two companies have established a fiber Ethernet interconnection which will enhance the reach of both networks and aims to strengthen broadband availability between Nashville, Knoxville and Cleveland, Tenn., and Atlanta and North Georgia. NGN’s network offers unique middle mile and local distribution network routes that connect 17 counties in North Georgia. The iRis network reaches over 100 communities in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama, as well as regional carrier hotel locations in Nashville, Atlanta, Ashburn and Chicago.
The interconnection of networks will provide the region’s business community with access to broadband connectivity services from 1Mbps to 100Gbps and will also be a selling point for attracting new companies to the area that require high network speeds. In addition, the network will provide more opportunity for national providers, both wireless and wireline, to utilize rural fiber networks to deliver services to their customers.
“One of the best things about this interconnection is that our networks and our goals are very complimentary. Both NGN and iRis have extensive local rural distribution and middle mile network capabilities and connect those to carrier class meet points. We look forward to enabling the economic growth in this region and forging key partnerships where we can combine the scope and reach of our networks,” states Paul Belk, president and CEO of NGN.