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Metronet Declares East Moline Certified Gigabit City as Multi-Gigabit Fiber Optic Network Expands

EAST MOLINE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metronet has officially declared East Moline a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet after the company’s ultra-high-speed, multi-gigabit fiber optic network became accessible to a majority of households and businesses throughout the city. To date, Metronet has installed more than 90 miles of fiber optic internet throughout East Moline, bringing future-proof multi-gigabit speeds to residents and businesses as the company continues to expand from its initial build plan.

“The City of East Moline is honored to be named a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet. We have seen the impact of their network as they continue to serve more homes and businesses throughout our community,” said Mayor Reggie Freeman. “We are grateful for Metronet’s continued investment in our community and look forward to seeing high-speed fiber optic service offered to all areas of the city and appreciate the partnership with Metronet positively impacting our future growth.”

Metronet began construction in East Moline in 2020 and has since grown to become the nation’s largest independently owned, 100 percent fiber optic provider, rapidly growing to create more Certified Gigabit Cities Powered by Metronet. East Moline residents interested in learning more about Metronet’s future-proof services may visit metronet.com/check-availability.

"Metronet is thrilled to officially declare East Moline a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet as we continue to actively fulfill our mission of ensuring that as many residents and businesses as possible have access to ultra-high-speed internet throughout the Quad Cities,” said Ben Ruzick, Metronet Governmental Affairs Director. “We are grateful for the support we have received from the city as we’ve worked to build a future-proof network that has improved the quality of life for so many residents and businesses alike.”

Metronet maintains a storefront in Davenport located at 902 W Kimberly Road, Suite 7, Bettendorf, IA 52806, and currently employs several local associates in departments such as sales, marketing, customer service and field operations. Those interested in joining the Metronet team can visit metronet.com/careers to search available positions and submit applications.

Certification as a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet is earned once a majority of households and business locations have access to Metronet’s symmetrical fiber optic internet speeds of at least 1 Gigabit (1,000 megabits per second). The number of households is based on the total Households (2016-2020) and the number of business locations is based on total All firms (2017) from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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.

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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.


Katherine Yochum