Jacksonville on track to achieve Certified Gigabit City status


JACKSONVILLE, NC – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – MetroNet today announced its plans to bring MetroNet, 100% fiber-optic ultra-high-speed Internet to Jacksonville, North Carolina, to businesses and residents across the city. MetroNet, the country’s largest independent fiber optic provider, will fully fund the construction with a multi-million dollar investment. Construction will begin today with the first clients going online while construction in the neighborhood is complete.

The two-year construction plan officially kicked off today with preliminary construction underway along Huff Drive. Residential construction is expected to start in the coming weeks. As construction continues across the community, customers can sign up for a presale, which will put them at the top of the list when facilities become available in their area. Those interested in MetroNet services can visit www.MetroNetInc.com/signup to be notified when their address is available for installation and to register for presale.

“Jacksonville is a young and rapidly growing city, deeply connected to the world through the presence of so many military heroes who make this city their home,” said Sammy Phillips, Mayor of the City of Jacksonville. “This connection is about to be significantly expanded as MetroNet’s fiber-optic network begins to deliver high-speed Internet access directly to homes and businesses in Jacksonville.”

“MetroNet is proud to soon add Jacksonville to its growing list of Certified Gigabit Cities, and we look forward to providing Jacksonville residents with the modern ultra-high-speed Internet experiences of the future,” said John Cinelli, CEO of MetroNet. “We are grateful for the leadership and dedication of Mayor Phillips who will provide future-proof service to residents and businesses of Jacksonville. ”

MetroNet brings fiber optic services directly to homes and businesses in underserved communities in America with affordable symmetrical speeds of up to 10 Gigabits without long term contracts. The company expects its network to be available to more than one million residential homes and short-term commercial locations, providing more service options to hundreds of communities.

Residents of construction areas will receive a mail communication about construction activities in their neighborhood 30 days prior to the start and the company is providing additional messages, such as yard signs, to notify residents of the start of the construction process. temporary in their neighborhood. MetroNet teams are marked with identification tags and branded vehicles.

MetroNet is one of the fastest growing high-speed fiber-optic service providers in the country and is known for its exceptional customer service delivered by a strong local presence. Residents and businesses interested in MetroNet services can visit construction.metronetinc.com to indicate their interest and to receive construction updates in their area. MetroNet will establish a retail storefront located in Jacksonville for customers to have direct access to customer service and sales.

About MetroNet:

MetroNet is the nation’s largest independent fiber optic company, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. The customer-focused business provides state-of-the-art fiber optic communication services including high speed fiber optic internet, full fiber optic telephone and fiber optic IP television with a wide variety of programs. MetroNet began in 2005 with a fiber optic network in Greencastle, Indiana, and has since grown to serve and build networks in over 120 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Wisconsin and Missouri. MetroNet is committed to providing communities with state-of-the-art telecommunications services – services comparable to or better than those offered in large metropolitan areas. MetroNet has been recognized by PC Mag as one of the Top 10 Fastest ISPs in North Central US in 2020 and the Top 10 ISPs with the Best Game Quality Index in 2021. Broadband now recognized MetroNet as one of the 3 fastest internet providers and fastest fiber providers in the country in 2020, and No. 1 fastest mid-size internet provider in two states in 2020. In 2020, MetroNet received the Vectren Energy Safe Digging Partner Award from Vectren. For more information, visit www.MetroNetinc.com.

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