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MetroNet Names Jerry Dow Chief Marketing Officer As Fiber-Optic Company Preps for Rapid Growth

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MetroNet today announced that Jerry Dow has joined the nation’s largest independently owned, 100 percent fiber-optic provider as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Dow’s announcement is the latest in a series of advancements, including a recent major investment from KKR and the appointment of Dave Heimbach as President and Chief Operating Officer, aimed at boosting the company’s rapid growth into new markets.

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Jerry Dow, MetroNet Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Jerry Dow, MetroNet Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

“MetroNet has been responding to the increasing need for reliable, fast internet with significant growth and investment into underserved areas in the U.S.,” said Dave Heimbach, MetroNet President and Chief Operating Officer. “Jerry’s telecommunications expertise will be pivotal in helping us to provide blazing fast, reliable broadband choice to more communities in the immediate future.”

Dow joins the Evansville, Ind.-based MetroNet after serving as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer for Suddenlink Communication, the nation’s 7th largest telecommunications company. Dow brings years of diverse marketing and sales experience to the team after serving as marketing lead for global and national brands such as National and Alamo Car Rental, United Airlines, Pella Windows, Brinks Home Security and eight years with Leo Burnett Company in Chicago, a leading national advertising firm. Dow’s experience will provide support and guidance for MetroNet as the Midwest company continues to make new developments in the industry.

“I am proud to be joining a team that puts the customer first,” said Dow. “There are a lot of fiber builders, but MetroNet’s leadership team is committed to unparalleled customer service while building a future-proofed network that improves the quality of life in the communities we serve.”

MetroNet has also elevated senior leader Kevin Stelmach to Division President of Commercial Markets after his 20-year service to the company. Stelmach’s appointment positions MetroNet for further commercial expansion and a larger variety of value-added services for business customers across the 13 states MetroNet serves.

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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, 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 120 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Wisconsin, and Missouri. 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