Colorado Springs, CO— March 31, 2022— Metronet today announced that businesses and residents throughout the City of Colorado Springs will soon have access to Metronet’s ultra-high-speed 100 percent fiber optic internet. Through Metronet’s $130 million investment, Colorado Springs will mark the first community in Colorado that will have access to Metronet’s future-proof infrastructure. Metronet’s construction in Colorado Springs is expected to begin in the coming weeks with the first customers connected later this year. Once complete, Colorado Springs will join the country’s internet elite as a Certified Gigabit City.
“We are thrilled to welcome Metronet to Colorado Springs and to be their first market in the state,” said Mayor John Suthers. “There’s no better time than the present for reliable, high-speed internet and our residents and businesses deserve access to the best technology available. We are incredibly grateful for Metronet’s investment in our community.”
“As we welcome Metronet as a member of our growing business community, we look forward to the potential growth and competition that their commitment will contribute to Colorado Springs,” said Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer, President and CEO of the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC. “Businesses depend on reliable, ultra-fast internet and providers like Metronet help propel our business community towards innovation and growth.”
“Reliable internet access is critical, and with this expansion, residents and businesses in Colorado Springs will be able to easily work, learn and entertain” said John Cinelli, Metronet CEO. “Only 30 percent of households in the U.S. have access to the gigabit speeds that only fiber optic networks can provide. Colorado Springs marks the start Metronet’s Colorado growth, where the community will have access to XGS PON technology that is capable of providing multi-gigabit speeds, including 5GB, in the very near future. When we began this journey with the city in July of 2021, they shared their vision of growth and prosperity for their residents and businesses. We are thankful for the opportunity to play a role in the realization of their goals.”
Colorado Springs residents will soon begin seeing Metronet trucks throughout the area as pre-construction activities begins. Residents will receive communication by mail about construction activity in their neighborhood 30 days prior to starting. Additional messaging, such as yard signs, will also be provided to notify residents of when construction is beginning in their neighborhood. Metronet crews are identified by ID tags and branded Metronet vehicles.
Residents and businesses interested in Metronet services may visit MetronetInc.com/iwantfiber to indicate interest and to receive updates on construction. Metronet also has plans to establish a retail storefront in Colorado Springs for customers to have direct access to customer service and sales.
Metronet also plans to hire local market management positions, sales and customer service professionals and service technicians to support the Colorado Springs area. Those interested in joining the Metronet team can visit Metronet.com/careers to search available positions and to submit applications.