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Metronet Connects First Des Moines Customers to 100 Percent Fiber Optic Internet

DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metronet today announced that the company’s ultra-high-speed 100 percent fiber optic network is now available to Des Moines residents and businesses. Metronet’s fully funded $70 million investment will bring Des Moines homes and businesses to the forefront of modern technology, with access to symmetrical, gigabit speed internet access. 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.

Customers in Des Moines may now visit Metronet’s Ames storefront location at 1311 Buckeye Ave Suite A, to connect with customer care representatives to sign-up for services and schedule installation.

“Metronet continuously delivers high-quality, ultra-fast internet designed specifically to allow businesses and residents to live, work and play online with the fastest speeds available,” said Craig Zimmerman, the West Iowa Market Lead. “We are thrilled to welcome Des Moines to our network and provide the city with a future-proof network that is designed for multi-gigabit expansion.”

As Metronet continues construction throughout Des Moines, 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.

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.

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 #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 Des Moines, 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.


Katie Custer