Two Companies to Build Fiber Optic Network

A new fiber optic network is coming to mid- and southeast Michigan.

Two companies, UP based Peninsula Fiber Network and Detroit based 123 NET, will build the 130 mile network from Bay City to Southfield along the I-75 corridor. Communities along the route, including Bay City, Saginaw, Bridgeport and Birch Run, will be able to tap into the network to provide high speed internet and broadband to those communities and businesses in those areas.

The project is part of an overall plan to provide fiber optic broadband from southeast Michigan to the UP, even extending into Wisconsin and Minnesota. Construction on the Bay City-Southfield network is expected to be finished in about 18 months.