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Bloomington-Normal to Become Gigabit Community

B-N to Become Gigabit Community

MetroNet, one of the largest all fiber-to-the -premises providers in the Midwest, announced today that it plans to expand into the Bloomington-Normal market with construction activities commencing as soon as the Spring of 2016.

Through MetroNet’s state-of-the-art fiber infrastructure, residential consumers will have access to Internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps, interactive fiber TV service with incredible picture quality, and reliable feature-rich fiber phone service, all at affordable rates. MetroNet also plans to offer a full suite of business communications services ranging from a scalable HPBX phone solution for small and medium businesses all the way up to customized network services tailored to the specific needs of larger customers.

As a vibrant and growing market with strong local leadership and a forward focus on technology, MetroNet is excited about Bloomington-Normal.

Because of the incredible capacity of its 100% fiber network, broadband enabled services like telecommuting, distance learning, and telemedicine will be possible. The Bloomington-Normal market will also be one of a handful of communities nationwide with the distinction of being a “Gigabit” community opening the door for economic development opportunities.

Pending the completion of its community evaluation process and obtaining acceptable franchising and permitting rights from both communities, MetroNet plans to move forward with developing the Bloomington-Normal market as quickly as possible…

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