GREENVILLE, NC (1/31/24) — Metronet has officially declared the City of Greenville a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet after the company’s ultra-high-speed, multi-gigabit fiber optic network became accessible to a majority of households and businesses throughout the city. Metronet celebrated this significant milestone with a $10,000 donation to the Greenville Branch of Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina which will help provide approximately 50,000 meals throughout the region. To date, Metronet has installed more than 400 miles of fiber optic internet throughout Greenville, bringing future-proof multi-gigabit speeds to residents and businesses through their fully-funded $46 million investment in the community.
“The City of Greenville is honored to be designated as a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet. Our city takes pride in fostering innovation and economic development. With Metronet’s investment in fiber optic internet for our community, we are poised to continue growing and enhancing the quality of life for our residents while providing new opportunities for our business community,” stated Mayor P.J. Connelly. “As we kick off 2024, a significant portion of our residents and businesses now have access to Metronet’s cutting-edge fiber optic internet technology. Metronet has proven to be an invaluable asset to our city since the inception of our partnership. We eagerly anticipate their continued support and contributions to our community.”
“Greenville is a center for innovation, excellence, and a wonderful business community. We are grateful for Metronet’s investment in our collective citywide success,” said Trent McGee, President & CEO of Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce. “As a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet, we are set apart as a city that is supported by the latest technology, allowing us to continue to grow and attract new industries to Greenville.”
“We are excited to officially declare Greenville a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet, signifying our widespread commitment to connecting the City of Greenville to our best-in-class 100% fiber optic speeds, reliability, and top-rated customer service,” said Telly Whitfield, Metronet Government Affairs Director. “We are thankful for the support we have received from city leadership as we’ve made progress to provide more homes and businesses with life-changing fiber optic speeds and an internet provider that they can trust. With this milestone, we are proud to be able to support the Greenville Branch of Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina as we begin another year of strong community involvement.”
“During the winter months, it can be hard for many to count on reliable meals,” said Whykeshia White,
Director of Regional Development of the Greenville Branch of Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. “Metronet’s investment will make a sizeable impact in the lives of Greenville families, kicking off 2024 in a wonderful way by providing access to nutritious meals. We are grateful for Metronet’s thoughtful donation to our community and to receive their continued support.”
Metronet began construction in Greenville in 2021 and has since grown to become the nation’s largest independently owned, 100% fiber optic provider, rapidly growing to create more Certified Gigabit Cities Powered by Metronet. Greenville residents interested in learning more about Metronet’s future-proof services may visit Metronet.com.
Metronet maintains a storefront located at 530 Greenville Boulevard SE STE A, Greenville, NC 27858, and currently employs several local associates in departments such as sales, marketing, customer service and field operations. Those interested in joining the Metronet team can visit Metronet.com/careers to search available positions and submit applications.
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 (2017-2021) 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 metronet.com/gigabit-city or contact Eddie Massengale, Metronet Sr. Director of Business Development at Eddie.Massengale@ or at 423-280-9031. metronetinc.com
Metronet is a 100% fiber optic company headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, and has quickly grown to become the nation’s largest independently owned 100% fiber optic provider. 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. Cablefax has named Metronet as the 2023 Fiber Provider of the Year. Metronet has also been recognized by PC Mag as the Fastest Major ISP in 2023 and as one of the Top 10 ISPs with Best Gaming Quality Index in 2021. For more information, visit www.Metronet.com.