Metronet has begun offering multi-gigabit internet service to residents and businesses in Fayetteville, Greenville, and Raeford, North Carolina.
The company is offering speeds up to 2 gigabits for residents, while businesses may choose speeds up to 10 gigabits. All Metronet speeds are symmetrical, which the company considers critical for high-quality video conferencing, gaming, and online learning.
Metronet’s updates to multi-gigabit speeds were made with no disruption to the current Fayetteville, Greenville, and Raeford infrastructure, the company said.
Other communities throughout Metronet’s 16-state service area will join Fayetteville, Greenville, and Raeford with access to multi-gigabit speeds in the next few months, according to the company.
“Metronet is proud to officially deploy access to multi-gigabit speeds to our communities in North Carolina,” said John Cinelli, Metronet CEO, in a prepared statement. “Multi-gigabit speeds will change the way the communities we serve spend their time online from the office and at home. These communities now have access to the fastest internet speeds available which will improve the quality of internet service and way of life. Fayetteville, Greenville, and Raeford are supported by a future-proof infrastructure that has the ability to scale to even faster speeds, supporting the continued growth and economic development of each community for decades.”
Metronet did not detail the technology it is using to achieve multi-gigabit speeds. But speeds up to 10 Gbps using FTTH are a hot trend now that XGS-PON costs have decreased. Previous generation GPON generally supported speeds of only 1 Gbps.