Metronet Debuts Symmetrical, Multi-Gigabit Speeds Up to 10 Gigabits in North Carolina

Fayetteville, Greenville and Raeford to be the First in the State

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., October 05, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metronet today announced that residents and businesses in the North Carolina communities of Fayetteville, Greenville and Raeford, are 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, speeds up to 2 gigabits are now available for residents and 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 Fayetteville, Greenville, and Raeford infrastructure. Those interested in upgrading to Metronet’s multi-gigabit speeds may upgrade online at shop.metronet.com.

"Metronet is proud to officially deploy access to multi-gigabit speeds to our communities in North Carolina," said John Cinelli, Metronet CEO. "Multi-gigabit speeds will change the way the communities we serve spend their time online from the office and at home. These communities now have access to the fastest internet speeds available that will improve the quality of internet service and way of life. Fayetteville, Greenville, and Raeford are supported by a future-proof infrastructure that has the ability to scale to even faster speeds, supporting the continued growth and economic development of each community for decades."

In the coming months, other communities throughout Metronet’s 16-state service area will join Fayetteville, Greenville, and Raeford 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 at Eddie.Massengale@metronetinc.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 www.Metronet.com.

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

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