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First Metronet Customers in Milan, IL Power Up with 100 Percent Fiber Optic InternetMilan Customers Join Bettendorf, Davenport, East Moline, Le Claire, Silvis and Rock Island

MILAN, Ill. - 09/29/2022 --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metronet today announced that the company’s ultra-high-speed 100 percent fiber optic network is now available to residents and businesses throughout Milan, Illinois with service installation now available. Customers located in Metronet’s initial construction areas may now sign up for Metronet’s future-proof fiber optic internet to be installed by visiting metronet.com/check-availability

Milan customers may also visit Metronet’s Quad City storefront, located at 902 W Kimberly Rd Suite 7, Davenport, IA 52806, to connect with customer care representatives to sign-up for services and schedule installation.

“The Village of Milan is proud to join the Quad Cities as a community-powered by Metronet,” said Duane Dawson, Mayor of Milan. “Milan has seen the impact that a 100 percent fiber optic infrastructure can make for a community and its residents and businesses. We are excited for the opportunity to work with Metronet, a provider that knows the importance of cutting-edge, future-proof internet, and we look forward to experiencing how their network will support our community as we continue to grow and develop alongside our neighbors.”

“Expanding our state-of-the-art fiber optic technology to reach yet another community in the Quad Cities is an exciting moment for Metronet as we connect more people to the speeds they deserve, in a time when fast, reliable internet is a necessity,” said John Cinelli, Metronet CEO. “With a direct positive impact on Milan’s continued growth and economic development, residents and businesses throughout most of the Quad Cities have access to the fastest internet available that has the ability to scale to provide multigigabit speeds.”

As Metronet continues construction throughout Milan, residents in construction areas will receive 30 days' advance notice by mail about construction activity in their neighborhood. Metronet provides additional messaging, such as yard signs, to notify residents of when construction is beginning in their neighborhood. Metronet crews are marked by ID tags and branded vehicles.

To check the status of Metronet’s construction in your area and to sign up to be notified when Metronet services are available to be installed in your home or business, please visit metronet.com/check-availability.

City officials interested in adding their community to Metronet’s growing list of “Certified Gigabit Cities Powered by Metronet” may visit metronet.com/gigabit-city or contact Eddie Massengale, Metronet Sr. Director of Business Development at Eddie.Massengale@metronet.com or at 423-280-9031.

About Metronet:

Metronet is the nation’s largest independently owned, 100 percent fiber optic company headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. The customer-focused company provides cutting-edge fiber optic communication services, including high-speed Fiber Internet and full-featured Fiber Phone. Metronet started in 2005 with one fiber optic network in Greencastle, Indiana. Since then, Metronet and its affiliates have grown to serve and construct networks in more than 250 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, and Louisiana. Metronet is committed to bringing state-of-the-art telecommunication services to communities — services that are comparable or superior to those offered in large metropolitan areas. By offering XGS PON technology, Metronet can easily carry its communities into the future of 5GB service. Metronet has been recognized by PC Mag as one of the Top 10 Fastest ISPs in North Central United States in 2020 and Top 10 ISPs with Best Gaming Quality Index in 2021. Broadband Now has recognized Metronet as the Top 3 Fastest Internet Providers and Fastest Fiber Providers in the Nation in 2020, and the #1 Fastest Mid-Sized Internet Provider in two states in 2020. In 2020, Metronet was awarded the Vectren Energy Safe Digging Partner Award from Vectren. For more information, visit metronet.com/check-availability.

*Editor’s Note: For those interested in speaking with one of Metronet's first customers located in Milan, regarding their experience with Metronet's ultra-high-speed fiber optic internet, please let us know and we will make the connection for an interview.