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Metronet on Record to Pace to Provide Access to Multi-Gigabit Internet Speeds

EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metronet, the nation’s largest independently owned, 100 percent fiber optic provider, has continued to scale its fully funded multi-gigabit fiber optic networks, investing more than $350 million to launch service within a dozen new communities in six states.

Throughout a four-month period ending this March, Metronet will begin serving residents and businesses in Beavercreek, Oh., St. Joseph, Mo., Norfolk, Va., the Iowa cities of Waterloo, Sioux City, Iowa Falls and Des Moines, the North Carolina cities of Hope Mills, Jacksonville and Hickory, and the Florida cities of Palm Coast and Altamonte Springs.

Together, this new set of service launches will ultimately provide access to service to 380,000 additional residents and businesses. Once construction of each city’s fiber-optic network is complete, 12 new Gigabit Cities will be added to the more than 250 communities that Metronet currently serves.

“Metronet has scaled up its construction pace, so at any given moment, we have more than two dozen cities under construction, and our goal is to continue accelerating,” said John Cinelli, Metronet CEO. “There has been a shift where gigabit speeds have become the standard for communities that want to compete in the twenty-first century economy and provide their citizens with a high quality of life. We have ongoing conversations with numerous other communities and are gearing up to begin construction in several more.”

In each community Metronet serves, homes and businesses have access to symmetrical, multi-gigabit internet speeds at competitive prices. Beyond world-class internet speeds, Metronet prides itself on providing high-touch customer service, a business priority rarely seen in an internet-services industry that has historically been dominated by monopolies or duopolies.

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.

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 & Government Affairs 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 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.


Katie Custer