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Greencastle Certified Gigabit City as Metronet Ultra-High-Speed Fiber Optic Network Expands

Metronet today declared Greencastle a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet after the company’s ultra-high-speed fiber optic network became accessible to a majority of households and businesses throughout the city. To date, Metronet has installed more than 250 miles of fiber optic cable throughout Greencastle bringing future-proof Gigabit speeds to residents and businesses and is continuing to expand from its initial build plan.

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“As Metronet’s first fiber optic network city, Greencastle is proud to be named the first Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet,” said Mayor Bill Dory. “Greencastle residents and businesses have experienced the benefits of extremely fast and reliable internet service. We are thankful for the impact that Metronet’s service has made as our community continues to grow and thrive.”

Metronet began construction in Greencastle in 2005, as the company’s first market. Since then, Metronet has become the nation’s largest, independently owned 100 percent fiber optic provider building networks in more than 250 communities in 16 states.

"Just over 17 years ago, Metronet started on a journey to bring the fastest and most reliable internet speeds to communities across the U.S. in order to help bridge the digital divide. We are proud to officially declare the City of Greencastle as the first Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet as we continue to provide access to a future-proof infrastructure with multi-gigabit speeds in the very near future," said John Cinelli, Metronet CEO. “We are grateful for the continued support and collaboration that we have received from the city as we worked to provide an infrastructure that has improved the quality of life for residents and businesses.”

Metronet maintains a storefront in Greencastle at 15 S Indiana St, Greencastle, IN 46135 and currently employs more than 25 local associates in departments such as sales, marketing, customer service and field operations. Greencastle residents interested in learning more about Metronet’s future-proof services may visit

Certification as a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet is earned once a majority of households and business locations have access to Metronet’s symmetrical fiber optic internet speeds of at least 1 Gigabit (1,000 megabits per second). The number of households is based on the total Households (2016-2020) and the number of business locations is based on total All firms (2017) from the U.S. Census Bureau.

City officials interested in adding their community to Metronet’s growing list of “Certified Gigabit Cities Powered by Metronet” may visit or contact Kathy Scheller, Metronet Director of Business Development, Government Affairs at or at 812-760-9228.

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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 and full-featured Fiber Phone. Metronet started in 2005 with one fiber optic network in Greencastle, Indiana, and has since grown to serving and constructing 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


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