MetroNet will start the initial buildout of gigabit-speed fiber broadband in Brookville, Ohio in the fall, the company announced today. No target completion date was given.
Brookville will be the 11th Ohio community with the internet service from MetroNet, in a project the company will fund itself.
MetroNet has been expanding aggressively in other states as well.
Despite the expansion of MetroNet and other gigabit providers, less than one-third (30%) of U.S. households have gigabit upload and download speeds, according to a Fiber Broadband Association study that MetroNet cites in the press release about the new Ohio market. And only a handful of markets are considered “gigabit Cities,” with widely available broadband.
“We are proud to be Ohio’s next Gigabit City,” said Brookville Mayor Chuck Letner, in a prepared statement. “MetroNet’s multi-million-dollar investment brings world-class internet speeds to our city, setting us apart. This is the kind of future-proof infrastructure that can boost our quality of life and spark our small business sector.”
“MetroNet is proud to add Brookville to our growing list of Gigabit Cities across Ohio and the U.S.,” said John Cinelli, MetroNet’s CEO, in a prepared statement about the new MetroNet Ohio market.
“We are grateful that Mayor Letner and his council see the value in bringing a new competitor for internet service to the city, with next-generation internet infrastructure. We look forward to providing Brookville residents with sparkling 4K video streaming, glitch-free gaming, crystal-clear virtual meetings, and internet opportunities of the future that we can only begin to imagine.”
Other Ohio communities that MetroNet serves are Englewood, Huber Heights, Tipp City, Troy, Union, Vandalia, West Milton, Clayton and Beavercreek.
MetroNet’s recent expansion has been driven by additional investment the company received in April.