February 22, 2022 – JANESVILLE, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Metronet today announced that the company will bring gigabit-speed 100 percent fiber optic internet service directly to homes and businesses throughout the City of Janesville through a fully-funded multimillion-dollar investment.
“I’m so pleased that Metronet is investing in Janesville because every resident and business in our city should have access to the fastest-possible internet speeds for work, healthcare, school and to stay in touch with loved ones,” said Mark Freitag, Janesville City Manager. “Metronet’s services will connect our city to the world at light speed, positioning Janesville for strong growth.”
Metronet will begin the two-year construction process this summer. Once completed, Janesville will join the country’s internet elite as a Gigabit City. Only about 40 percent of households in the U.S. have access to symmetrical upload and download gigabit (1,000 mbps) speeds that only fiber optic networks can provide.
“Metronet is thrilled to soon deliver a future-proof internet infrastructure to Janesville residents and businesses,” said John Cinelli, Metronet CEO. “Residents and businesses will soon have access to internet experiences of the future that will allow sparkling video streaming, glitch-free gaming, and crystal-clear virtual meetings. We are proud to soon be able to call Janesville a Gigabit City.”
Residents and businesses interested in Metronet services may visit MetronetInc.com/iwantfiber to indicate interest and to receive construction updates.
When pre-construction activities begin, Janesville residents will see Metronet trucks throughout the area. Residents will receive communication by mail about construction activity in their neighborhood 30 days prior to starting. Additional messaging, such as yard signs, will also be provided to notify residents when construction is beginning in their neighborhood. Metronet crews are identified by ID tags and branded Metronet vehicles.
Metronet plans to hire local market management positions, sales and customer service professionals, and service technicians to support the Janesville area. Those interested in joining the Metronet team can visit MetronetInc.com/careers to search available positions and to submit applications.