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        November 18, 2016

        Dan Irvin

        CEO, 123Net Inc.

        By Tom Henderson
        Irvin, 56, founded 123Net in 1996. Today, through organic growth and a series of acquisitions, it is one of the largest Michigan-based providers of internet and data-center services. It did its first acquisition in 2001, of Local Exchange Carriers of Michigan Inc., and its most recent was in May 2015 of T2 Communications LLC of Holland, its third acquisition in a year. The company now has four co-location centers in the state and more than 3,200 miles of fiber cable. In June, 123Net added a wireless point-of-presence site atop the historic Maccabees Building in Midtown, its fifth PoP location in Detroit. With other locations at the Renaissance Center, Fisher Building, Penobscot Building and David Stott Building, it can wirelessly deliver data at two gigabits per second to any location in downtown, Midtown or the New Center.
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