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Metronet Named Fastest and Most Reliable Internet Service Provider in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metronet, the nation’s largest independently owned 100% fiber optic provider, today announced it has been ranked as the “Fastest Internet with the most Reliable Speeds in Iowa” thanks to its state-of-the-art, multi-gigabit infrastructure that serves more than 20 communities throughout the state. According to recent data from Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence®, Metronet has the “Fastest Internet with the most Reliable Speeds in Iowa” with a median download speed of 266.36 megabits per second (Mbps), median upload speed of 229.32 megabits per second (Mbps) and Consistency Score of 95.19 for Q4 2023.

“With our ever-growing need for internet that performs above and beyond our needs, Metronet is proud to consistently deliver our reliability and 100% fiber optic speeds to Iowa residents,” said Dave Heimbach, Metronet President and CEO. “Our best-in-class technology allows us to power our customers' lives with an internet connection that surpasses their needs and a service provider that they can rely on for everyday living, working from home, and for all of life’s special moments.”

Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® ranked Metronet as both the fastest and most reliable internet service provider in Ames and Bettendorf. Metronet was also recognized for its fastest internet speeds in Davenport and Nevada and the most reliable internet speeds in Waterloo, Sioux City, Clive, Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale, and Ankeny.

As a leading fiber optic internet provider, Metronet and its affiliates provide ultra-high-speed 100% fiber optic internet speeds to more than 250 communities throughout 16 states. With an expanded presence in Iowa, Metronet will continue to support more communities throughout the state with access to a 100% fiber optic infrastructure providing multi-gigabit speeds up to 10 gigabits with symmetrical upload and download speeds.

City officials interested in adding their community to Metronet’s growing list of “Certified Gigabit City 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 call 423-280-9031.

*Fastest internet claims are based on the analysis provided by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for median download and upload speeds in Iowa Q4 2023. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.

About Metronet:

Metronet is a 100% fiber optic company headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, and has quickly grown to become the nation’s largest independently owned 100% fiber optic provider. 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. Cablefax has named Metronet as the 2023 Fiber Provider of the Year. Metronet has also been recognized by PC Mag as the Fastest Major ISP in 2023 and as one of the Top 10 ISPs with Best Gaming Quality Index in 2021. For more information, visit metronet.com/check-availability.

*Editor’s Note: Metronet serves 23 communities throughout Iowa, including Ankeny, Ames, Bettendorf, Carlisle, Coralville, Clive, Davenport, Des Moines, Grimes, Gilbert, Hampton, Iowa City, Jewell, Johnston, Le Claire, Mason City, Nevada, Norwalk, Sheffield, University Heights, Urbandale, Waterloo, and Windsor Heights.


Katie Custer