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Metronet Begins Installing Future-Proof Fiber for Customers in Ankeny, IAInstallation Announcement for North Central Iowa

ANKENY, Iowa - 02/28/2022 --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metronet is well on its way to bringing its 100 percent fiber optic network to Ankeny with installation now available to hundreds of homes and businesses. As Metronet progresses through its construction plan, customers in the initial construction areas may now sign up for Metronet installation. Those interested in Metronet services may visit metronet.com/check-availability to receive construction updates, access presale information and check their address for installation.

“As one of Metronet’s first customers in Ankeny, I’ve had the opportunity to see first-hand how their 100 percent fiber optic network allows me to navigate online even faster than before,” said Murray Katter. “Metronet has been incredible to work with as they are gearing up to provide service to the rest of the community. I am excited for my neighbors to experience the difference.”

Ankeny customers may visit Metronet’s storefront in Ames to speak with customer care representatives, sign-up for services and schedule installation.

“We are delighted to add Ankeny to our list of cities that have been transformed by our high-speed fiber services,” said John Cinelli, Metronet CEO. “Metronet provides businesses and residents with the unique opportunity of plugging into ultra-fast internet that will increase their ability to live, work and play in a digital world.”

Metronet brings fiber optic services directly to homes and businesses in underserved communities in America with affordable, symmetrical upload and download speeds up to 10 Gigabits with no long-term contracts. The company expects its network to be available to more than one million residential households and business locations in the near term, providing more service options to hundreds of communities.

As Metronet continues construction throughout Ankeny, residents in construction areas will receive communication by mail about construction activity in their neighborhood 30 days prior to beginning and the company provides additional messaging, such as yard signs, to let residents know when the temporary construction process 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.

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 with a wide variety of programming. Metronet started in 2005 with one fiber optic network in Greencastle, Indiana, and has since grown to serving and constructing networks in more than 150 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. 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. 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.


Katie Custer