EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MetroNet, Inc., today announced that Dave Heimbach will join the fast-growing company as President and Chief Operating Officer effective July 5, 2021. Heimbach is currently Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, DBA Shentel (NASDAQ: SHEN), which operates wireless, cable and fiber optic networks in portions of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
“MetroNet has seen remarkable growth and success due to the efforts of our leadership team,” said John Cinelli, Chief Executive Officer. “Dave’s experience will help us further expand our capacity for rapid growth and we are honored to welcome him to the MetroNet team from such a quality operator.”
“No company is creating more Gigabit cities than MetroNet,” said Heimbach. “The growth MetroNet has achieved over the last several years is extraordinary. I look forward to the opportunity to join the MetroNet team to help accelerate future growth and bridge the digital divide by connecting more communities to Gigabit-speed fiber optic services.”
At Shentel, Heimbach led the sale of the company’s wireless affiliate business to T-Mobile, and the transformation of Shentel into a high-growth regional broadband company focused on fiber and fixed wireless broadband expansion. Prior to Shentel, Heimbach was Chief Operating Officer of Colorado-based Rise Broadband and currently serves as a Board Member of ACA Connects, an industry association. Prior to Rise, Heimbach led multiple business units for Cincinnati Bell, eventually serving as Chief Operating Officer.
MetroNet is one of the largest and fastest growing fiber to the premises (FTTP) providers in the U.S., helping to provide reliable, affordable high-speed internet access to small-town America. The company this year announced that it would build a fiber optic network serving Bryan, Texas, marking its entry into its 11th state. Unlike most internet service providers, MetroNet installs fiber optic cables directly to homes and businesses assuring fast and reliable speeds both uploading and downloading.
MetroNet is a 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, full-featured Fiber Phone, and Fiber IPTV with a wide variety of programming. MetroNet started in 2005 with one fiber optic network in Greencastle, Indiana, and has since grown to serving and constructing networks in more than 100 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Texas. 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. MetroNet has been named in the top 50 small and medium companies on Glassdoor and has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing MetroNet among the Best Places to Work in 2020. 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 www.MetroNetinc.com.