Moline, Illinois – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Metronet and the City of Moline are pleased to announce that Metronet will construct a 100 percent fiber optic network that will deliver multi-gigabit internet service directly to the homes and businesses of the City of Moline. Metronet will fully-fund the multimillion-dollar construction and operation of the Moline network with private capital, as it has in communities throughout the Quad Cities.
Metronet’s city-wide construction process will begin in the spring of 2023 with the first customers connected as early as fall of 2023. Once completed, Moline will join the rest of the Quad Cities in becoming a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet, with access to symmetrical, multi-gigabit internet speeds of up to 10 gigabits. Residents and businesses interested in Metronet services may visit Metronet.com to learn more.
“Since 2021, and the creation of our Strategic Plan, the City Council has sought to fulfill the desire of many residents for a second broadband provider in the city,” said Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati. “We are pleased to have been able to deliver on that strategic goal and look forward to a collaborative partnership with Metronet going forward.”
“We applaud Mayor Rayapati and City Administrator Bob Vitas’ leadership whose vision for world-class internet infrastructure for Moline made today’s announcement possible,” said John Cinelli, CEO of Metronet. “We are grateful for the City of Moline’s support and look forward to providing them with a network that will support their goals for growth and prosperity.”
Once pre-construction activities begin, Moline 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 Quad Cities area. Those interested in joining the Metronet team can visit Metronet.com/careers to search available positions and to submit applications.
City officials interested in adding their community to Metronet’s growing list of “Certified Gigabit Cities Powered by Metronet” may visit metronet.com/gigabit-city or contact Eddie Massengale, Metronet Sr. Director of Business Development & Government Affairs at Eddie.Massengale@metronet.com or at 423-280-9031.