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Hickory Powers Up with Metronet's Multi-Gigabit Fiber Optic Internet

HICKORY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metronet today announced that 100 percent fiber optic internet has officially rolled out to residents and businesses in Hickory. As Metronet becomes widely available throughout Hickory, residents will have access to multi-gigabit speeds up to 2 gigabits; and businesses may have access to speeds up to 10 gigabits. Customers located in Metronet’s initial construction areas may now sign up to have Metronet’s future-proof, symmetrical fiber optic internet installed by visiting metronet.com/check-availability or calling 888-225-3864.

“By bringing unmatched, multi-gigabit speeds to Hickory, we are able to ensure yet another community has access to the life-changing speeds that only fiber optic internet can provide,” said John Autry, Metronet Regional Sales Manager, Community Development. “In community after community, we have seen the positive impact that our network can have, setting communities apart from their neighbor. We are honored to bring service to more residents and businesses and look forward to seeing the lasting impact of our multi-gigabit speeds.”

As Metronet continues construction throughout Hickory, 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 & Government Affairs 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 multi-gigabit 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 #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 Hickory, 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.

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