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MetroNet Names Craig Zimmerman New Market Leader for West Iowa

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MetroNet today announced Craig Zimmerman as West Iowa Market Leader to supervise the state’s fiber optic infrastructure and continued growth and development in the state. Zimmerman joins the nation’s only independently owned 100 percent fiber optic company from Rockwell Collins where he served as a principal business development manager for the aerospace company. Zimmerman’s experience and expertise will help guide the company in providing unmatched speeds and superior customer service to Iowa customers.

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Craig Zimmerman, MetroNet West Iowa Market Leader (Photo: Business Wire)

Craig Zimmerman, MetroNet West Iowa Market Leader (Photo: Business Wire)

“As an Iowa native, I am excited to play a role in providing MetroNet’s 100 percent fiber optic network across the state,” said Zimmerman. “I am looking forward to the growth strategy that will bring our future-proofed service to aid in economic development across Iowa while ensuring that residents, schools, and businesses have access to the most reliable and fastest internet speeds available.”

Zimmerman has more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry with proven results in business marketing, sales, communications training and development with Mediacom Communications Corporation, Vermillion Group, and Iowa Telecom.

Zimmerman will oversee MetroNet’s current West Iowa market including Ames, Nevada, Urbandale, Grimes, Johnston, Clive, Ankeny, and Mason City. MetroNet is actively building out the 100 percent fiber optic infrastructure that will provide fiber internet, TV, and phone services to residents and businesses across the state.

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About MetroNet:

MetroNet is the nation’s only, 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