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MetroNet Names Ben Ruzick New Market Leader for Illinois

MetroNet today announced Ben Ruzick as Illinois Market Leader to supervise the state’s fiber optic infrastructure, continued growth and development. Ruzick was promoted from his prior MetroNet role as Regional Customer Care Supervisor for the Illinois and Iowa region. Ruzick’s experience and expertise will help guide the company to providing unmatched speeds and prompt customer service to Illinois customers.

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Ben Ruzick, MetroNet Illinois Market Lead (Photo: Business Wire)

Ben Ruzick, MetroNet Illinois Market Lead (Photo: Business Wire)

“As a long-time MetroNet team member and resident of Illinois, I am excited to continue to grow with this unparalleled company,” said Ruzick. “MetroNet has provided me with continued development and the opportunity to learn from those I work with to develop new ways to improve customer experience and access to our internet and fiber optic services. This new position, in my home state, will provide me with tools to continue professional growth. I look forward to continuing my work with MetroNet Illinois customers to ensure our homes, schools, and businesses have access to the most reliable and fast internet speeds available.”

Ruzick has more than 20 years’ experience in sales and management with proven results in customer experience and reviews, opening 10+ store fronts across industries, and managing large teams of employees and business leaders with CarMax and Toys ‘R’ Us. In addition to his experience in the industry, Ruzick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from North Central College in Naperville, IL.

Ruzick will oversee the 27 communities MetroNet serves across Illinois as MetroNet is actively building out the 100 percent fiber optic infrastructure that will provide fiber internet, TV, and phone services to the residents and businesses across the state.

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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, 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 120 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Wisconsin, and Missouri. 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


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