DAVENPORT, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metronet today announced that residents and businesses in the Iowa communities of Ankeny, Clive, Grimes, Hampton, Iowa City, Jewell, Johnston, Mason City, Sheffield, and Urbandale, are among the first in the state to have access to even faster internet with Metronet’s ultra-high-speed multi-gigabit service. In addition to Metronet’s current offerings of 1 gigabit per second, residents may now access speeds up to 2 gigabits; businesses may choose speeds up to 10 gigabits. All Metronet speeds are symmetrical, which is vital for high quality video conferencing, 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 upgrade online at shop.metronet.com.
“We are excited to deploy our faster multi-gigabit speeds to several of our communities in Iowa that will be able to support their continued economic growth for decades to come,” said John Cinelli, Metronet CEO. “With access to multi-gigabit speeds, these cities will have the opportunity to stream, work, and game online faster and better than before, improving their quality of internet service and life online.”
In the coming months, other communities throughout Metronet’s 16-state service area will join these Iowa communities with access to multi-gigabit speeds. Those interested in upgrading may visit shop.metronet.com 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 call 423-280-9031.
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 www.Metronet.com.
*Editor’s Note: For those interested in speaking with one of Metronet's first multi-gigabit customers located in Ankeny, Clive, Grimes, Hampton, Iowa City, Jewell, Johnston, Mason City, Sheffield, and Urbandale, please let us know and we will make the connection for an interview.