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Metronet Rolls Out Future-Proof Multi-Gigabit Internet in Illinois Communities

COLONA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metronet today announced that residents and businesses in the Illinois communities of Colona, Elkhart, Hampton, Milan and Silvis now have access to even faster internet with Metronet’s multi-gigabit speeds. In addition to Metronet’s current offerings of 1 gigabit per second, speeds up to 2 gigabits are now available for residents; businesses may choose speeds up to 10 gigabits. With access to Metronet’s multi-gigabit symmetrical upload and download speeds, customers will experience higher-quality video conferencing, streaming, gaming and online learning.

The updates to multi-gigabit speeds were made with no disruption to the current infrastructure. Those interested in upgrading to Metronet’s multi-gigabit speeds may call Customer Care at 1-855-977-4609.

“As our multi-gigabit service is rolled out throughout our Illinois footprint, we are excited to witness the positive impact it will have on the communities we serve,” said Eric Vyncke, Metronet Regional Sales Manager. “With access to multi-gigabit speeds, customers throughout these communities and others to come will experience the online world with even more speed and ease, making them a great place to live and work.”

In the coming months, more communities throughout Metronet’s 16-state service area will join Colona, Elkhart, Hampton, Milan and Silvis in gaining access to multi-gigabit speeds. Those interested in upgrading may visit metronet.com/check-availability to be notified once their address is available for upgraded internet speeds.

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.

*Editor’s Note: For those interested in speaking with one of Metronet's first multi-gigabit customers located in Colona, Elkhart, Hampton, Milan or Silvis, please let us know and we will make the connection for an interview.


Katie Custer