“To develop and implement a premier, locally-owned fiber optic network in Northeast Indiana that will provide secure, affordable, maximum speed broadband services while returning financial resources for community grant-making.”
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iMAN deploys dark fiber in rural Indiana, creating a high-speed, large bandwidth data infrastructure to support both new and existing business opportunities. iMAN's philanthropic partnership with the community provides economic and technical support to the residents of Northeastern Indiana.
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We have had nothing but positive experiences with iMAN. In the modern business environment, digital communications are crucial and having access to a reliable, high speed, and low latency network from iMAN is critical to Univertical.
As an IT Consultant, I work with numerous ISPs and telcos in many geographic areas and I can honestly say I prefer iMAN over every other network. As an IT Administrator, access to timely and highly experienced network support from our ISP is critical and iMAN sets the bar in this area.
IT Consultant - Univertical LLC
CTO/Partner – SabreTech Consulting LLC
As with any business; you strive to plan for the future. With having the option of fiber optics to your premises; the doors are held a lot more widely open. For a small community, the addition of fiber has brought us up the ladder a lot further. With the whole Internet of Things and growing technology; we really don’t know where all this can take us. The key point is that we have an infrastructure in place that can now be grown out. Without this backbone in place; we may have still been living in the dark ages.
David Van Aken
Jim Burns, Chair
John McCoy, Vice Chair
Jennifer Danic, Ex Officio
Steuben County Community Foundation President/CEO
Network Manager / Technical Assistance
iMAN’s purpose is two-fold.
1) To act as a catalyst for economic development and community growth.
While most people know fiber technology can host telephone and internet, many may not be aware of other applications, such as offsite data storage, distance learning, disaster recovery, video conferencing, and others. All of these help to shrink the distances between rural communities.
The influence of technology and fiber’s capacity to drive that technology in a fast, secure, and cost-effective way is tremendous.
In short, iMAN will position the area to retain and/or welcome businesses requiring expanded broadband and allow Steuben County to achieve “intelligent” status.
2) To circulate financial resources to Steuben County communities by returning a portion of every subscriber fee collected.
As a recognized IRS Type I supporting organization of the Steuben County Community Foundation, iMAN shares the 501(c)(3) charitable designation issued to SCCF, becoming a significant grantmaker to the county.
Charitable Organization Determination Letter