MetroNet today celebrated the grand opening of the Ames storefront as the fiber optic company is busy connecting homes and businesses across Iowa. MetroNet, the nation’s largest independently owned, 100 percent fiber optic provider, continues to make progress through the community’s fully funded infrastructure build, which began in 2020.
The MetroNet Ames storefront is located at 1311 Buckeye Ave., Suite A, and is only steps away from local businesses like Jethro’s BBQ and Our Iowa Magazine. The storefront will allow customers to speak face-to-face with customer care representatives to learn about the benefits of 100 percent fiber optic services and schedule installation.
“We are pleased to welcome MetroNet to the Ames community,” said Mayor John Haila. “MetroNet has helped increase fiber optic broadband availability to our Ames residents and businesses. In order for them to successfully function and grow, high-speed, reliable and cost effective broadband service is required. MetroNet’s investment in our community helps accomplish that objective and is greatly appreciated.”
Customers in Ames can begin visiting the storefront immediately to learn more about MetroNet and sign up for services, including symmetrical, gigabit fiber internet, phone and television. Online resources are also available at MetroNetInc.com.
“We are thrilled to announce the official grand opening of the MetroNet storefront in Ames and to provide residents and businesses with high-speed, 100 percent fiber optic internet,” said MetroNet Director of Business Development/Government Relations Kathy Scheller. “The Ames community has been a great partner and we are excited to provide access to our future-proofed infrastructure and the economic development opportunities that it provides.”
MetroNet provides a symmetrical 100 percent fiber optic network that allows businesses and residents to have access to the fastest internet speeds available in a time when access to reliable internet is a necessity. Currently, the rapidly growing company serves more than 100 communities across 12 states.
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, full-featured Fiber Phone, and Fiber IPTV with a wide variety of programming. MetroNet started in 2005 with one fiber optic network in Greencastle, Indiana, and has since grown to serving and constructing networks in more than 100 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Wisconsin. 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. MetroNet has been named in the top 50 small and medium companies on Glassdoor and has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing MetroNet among the Best Places to Work in 2020. 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.MetroNetinc.com.