Metronet today announced that construction of its ultra-high-speed 100 percent fiber optic network has officially begun in Findlay. Metronet’s fully funded multimillion-dollar investment in Findlay will provide residents and businesses throughout the city with access to Metronet’s future-proof fiber optic internet. Upon completion of the two-year construction process, Findlay will join the country’s internet elite as a Certified Gigabit City.
Construction has begun on West High Street, near the center of town, and is expanding rapidly throughout northwest Findlay with the first customers expected to be connected by the fall of 2023. As construction continues throughout the city, customers may sign up for presale which will indicate their interest and prioritize service installation once available. Those interested in Metronet services may visit shop.metronet.com to be notified once their address is available for installation and to access presale.
“As Metronet expands to Findlay, we are excited to see the impact their 100 percent fiber optic network will have on our community,” said Mayor Christina Muryn. “We are grateful for Metronet’s investment in Findlay and know that their fiber optic infrastructure will propel our community well into the future, allowing us to attract more residents and businesses.”
“As reliable, fast internet becomes more critical to everyday life, it’s important that we provide communities throughout America with service that can improve their quality of life and boost economic development,” said John Cinelli, Metronet CEO. “We are grateful for the City of Findlay’s continued support and look forward to providing them with a network that will support their goals for growth and prosperity.”
Findlay residents will begin seeing Metronet trucks throughout the area as construction activities expand throughout the community. Residents will receive communication by mail about construction activity in their neighborhood 30 days prior to starting. Additional messaging, such as yard signs, will also be provided to notify residents of when construction is beginning in their neighborhood. Metronet crews are identified by ID tags and branded Metronet vehicles.
Metronet plans to hire local market management positions, sales and customer service professionals and service technicians to support the Findlay 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@metronet.com or call 423-280-9031.
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.