Cogent was added as another primary backbone provider. This also gave us geographical redundancy as one backbone provider comes from the east and this one from the west.
Hurricane Electric was added as a primary backbone provider.
One of the two fiber rings that feed the data center was upgraded to a 100GB Ring to allow additional bandwidth needed for growth.
The data center opened their doors for business officially in 2019.
Led by Schneider Electric, construction began on the data center in the East Industrial Park of Jesup, IA. Construction completed in 2019.
The company rebranded as Heartland Technology including a new logo.
The company started a $12M investment to provide fiber to all 2000+ locations in their exchange.
The company switched to Iowa Network Services (Aureon) as their internet backbone provider.
A fiber ring was implemented to provide better service for our rural customers.
The company reorganized as a cooperative. All customers became equally valued shareholders.