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Metronet Brings Austin Customers Access to 100 Percent Fiber Optic Internet

First Residents of Austin, MN Eligible Now for Installation

Metronet, the nation’s largest independently owned, 100 percent fiber optic provider, today announced that its ultra-high-speed fiber optic internet is now available to Austin’s residents and businesses, in addition to the many preexisting customers that Metronet has had the privilege of serving since the 2020 Jaguar Communications acquisition. Customers located in Metronet’s initial construction areas may now sign up to have Metronet’s future-proof gigabit fiber optic internet installed by visiting

“Metronet is looking forward to serving the Austin community, and providing them with access to our future-proof 100 percent fiber optic internet,” said Craig Zimmerman, Metronet Minnesota Market Lead. “Residents and businesses will see Metronet’s fiber optic network accelerate their ability to use the internet with unparalleled speeds, able to scale to provide multigigabit service.”

As Metronet continues construction throughout Austin, residents in construction areas will receive 30 days advance notice by mail before construction activity in their neighborhood begins. Metronet will provide additional messaging, such as yard signs, to notify residents of when construction will begin 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 and business, please visit

City officials interested in adding their community to Metronet’s growing list of “Certified Gigabit Cities Powered by Metronet” may visit or contact Eddie Massengale, Metronet Sr. Director of Business Development at 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 5GB 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

*Editor’s Note: For those interested in speaking with one of Metronet's first customers located in Austin regarding their experience with Metronet's ultra-high-speed fiber optic internet, please let us know and we will make the connection for an interview.


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