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Metronet Declares Fayetteville Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metronet has officially declared the City of Fayetteville 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 170 miles of fiber optic internet throughout Fayetteville, bringing future-proof multi-gigabit speeds to residents and businesses through their fully-funded $70 million investment in the community.

“The City of Fayetteville is proud to be recognized as a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet. With Metronet’s investment in our city, residents and businesses have gained widespread access to a reliable internet connection, an imperative need in today’s world,” said Fayetteville City Manager Douglas J. Hewett. “As Fayetteville continues to focus on our advancement as a connected, forward-thinking city, Metronet’s commitment to our community has helped us make large strides to achieving our goals.”

“Fayetteville and Cumberland County are growing. Metronet’s investment in our community is providing our citizens and businesses exponentially expanded access to state-of-the-art fiber optic infrastructure, allowing them access to rapidly evolving opportunities for learning, employment, and enjoyment,” said Robert Van Geons, Fayetteville Economic Development Center President and CEO. “Metronet is a trailblazer, and their selection of Fayetteville as their first North Carolina city has positively impacted our economic development efforts and future trajectory. Metronet has been an excellent partner, and we are grateful for their commitment to Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the surrounding region. We look forward to a bright future full of innovation and collaboration.”

“Metronet is excited to officially declare Fayetteville a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet as we continue to connect residents and businesses throughout Fayetteville to our multi-gigabit 100% fiber optic internet,” said Telly Whitfield, Metronet Government Affairs Director. “We are sincerely grateful for the steadfast support of city leadership as we have moved through our construction efforts to power Fayetteville with Metronet’s 100% fiber optic internet and the future of technology.”

Metronet began construction in Fayetteville in 2021 and has since grown to become the nation’s largest independently owned, 100% fiber optic provider, rapidly growing to create more Certified Gigabit Cities Powered by Metronet. Fayetteville residents interested in learning more about Metronet’s future-proof services may visit metronet.com/check-availability.

Metronet maintains a storefront located at 399 Westwood Shopping Center, Fayetteville, NC 28314, 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 (2017-2021) 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% 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