SOUTHFIELD – The City of Westland has selected 123Net’s Dark Fiber proposal, an option that allows the city to control their own network and scale at their own pace.
123Net solves the city’s Wide Area Network and will connect 14 city municipal buildings, including City Hall, Police and Fire buildings, and the William P. Faust Public Library.
“We were open to any technologies. We wanted to allow providers to get creative with their solutions and offer the best of what they were able to specialize in,” said Craig Brown, Interim Chief Innovation Officer: Department of Innovation and Technology, who recommended 123Net to the purchaser.
123Net’s proposal was very competitive,” Brown said. “They were able to offer what is considered the best network technology, Dark Fiber, with additional redundancy in their Fixed Wireless, without extra costs and upgrades for future scalability. Their proposal was really able to focus on the big picture for us going forward.”
The City is also studying whether to co-locate its WAN in 123Net’s Southfield Data Center. Westland also may create a disaster recovery plan through 123Net, completing the “big picture” for its network needs.
Westland is one of almost two dozen municipalities benefiting from 123Net’s competitively priced, diverse end-to-end solutions.
123Net provides data center, network (fiber and fixed wireless) and voice services and also is home of the Detroit Internet Exchange, For more information, please visit http://www.123.net/news