COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metronet today announced that residents and businesses in initial construction areas of Colorado Springs officially have access to Metronet’s multi-gigabit fiber optic network; delivering speeds of up to 10 gigabits. Metronet’s speed offerings are symmetrical, allowing for lag-free gaming, smooth video conferencing, and high-speed, high-definition movie downloads.
Metronet began construction in Colorado Springs in August 2022 and has completely funded the estimated $130 million project. No taxpayer funds will be used to subsidize the ultra-high-speed infrastructure.
Colorado Springs is the first community in the state to have access to Metronet’s 100% fiber optic internet. It is also the first city where Metronet is offering speeds up to 5 gigabits for residential customers. Customers located in Metronet’s initial construction areas may now sign up for service installation online at metronet.com.
“Just over a year ago, we announced our promise to bring 100% fiber optic internet to Colorado Springs, through our fully-funded investment, free of taxpayer dollars. Since then, we have worked rapidly to now be able to connect the first residents and businesses to our multi-gigabit network with access to speeds up to 10 gigabits,” said John Cinelli, Metronet CEO. “Having access to gigabit speeds has become the standard for a community that wants to attract and retain talent and businesses all while increasing their economic footprint. With our network becoming widely available, it will prove just how important this technology is to almost every aspect of online interaction.”
As Metronet continues construction throughout Colorado Springs, residents in construction areas will receive 30 days advance notice by mail about construction activity in their neighborhood. Metronet provides additional messaging, such as yard signs, to notify residents of when construction is beginning in their neighborhood. Metronet crews are marked by ID tags and branded vehicles. 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 construction.Metronetinc.com.
Metronet is continuing 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.
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@metronetinc.com or at 423-280-9031.
Metronet is the nation’s largest independently owned, 100% 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: Media is invited to attend a media event on May 25th, 2023, at 10:00 am, where Metronet CEO John Cinelli will be available for interview to provide an update on Metronet’s progress. This will take place at a construction site located at 6116 Mountain Brook Street. Please notify Katherine@RunSwitchPR.com if you are able to attend.