Metronet offers Austin customers 100% fiber optic Internet access

Metronet offers Austin customers 100% fiber optic Internet access

AUSTIN, Minnesota–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Metronet, the nation’s largest 100% independent fiber optic provider, today announced that its super high-speed fiber optic Internet access is now available to Austin residents and businesses, in addition of the many pre-existing customers that Metronet has had the privilege of serving since the acquisition of Jaguar Communications in 2020. Customers located in Metronet’s initial build areas can now register to have Metronet’s scalable gigabit fiber optic internet installed by visiting

“Metronet looks forward to serving the Austin community and providing access to our scalable 100% fiber optic Internet,” said Craig Zimmerman, Metronet Minnesota Market Manager. “Residents and businesses will see Metronet’s fiber optic network accelerate their ability to use the Internet with unparalleled speeds, capable of scaling to deliver multi-gigabit service.”

As Metronet continues construction throughout Austin, residents of construction zones will receive 30 days’ notice by mail before construction activities begin in their neighborhood. Metronet will provide additional messaging, such as street signs, to notify residents of the start of construction in their neighborhood. Metronet crews are marked with identification tags and branded vehicles.

To check the status of Metronet construction in your area and to sign up to be notified when Metronet services are available for installation in your home and business, please visit

City officials interested in adding their community to Metronet’s growing list of “Certified Gigabit Cities Powered by Metronet” can visit or contact Eddie Massengale, Metronet Sr. Director of Business Development at Eddie.Massengale@metronetinc. com or at 423-280-9031.

About Metronet:

Metronet is the nation’s largest 100% independent fiber optic company, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. The customer-focused company provides state-of-the-art fiber optic communication services, including high-speed fiber internet and full fiber telephony. Metronet started in 2005 with a fiber optic network in Greencastle, Indiana. Since then, Metronet and its affiliates have grown to serve and build networks in over 250 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida , North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico and Louisiana. Metronet is committed to providing communities with state-of-the-art telecommunications services — services comparable to or better than those offered in major metropolitan areas. By offering XGS PON technology, Metronet can easily carry its communities into the future of 5Gb service. Metronet has been recognized by PC Mag as one of the Top 10 Fastest ISPs in the North Central United States in 2020 and the top 10 ISPs with the best gaming quality index in 2021. Broadband Now recognized Metronet as the 3 fastest Internet providers and fastest fiber providers in the country in 2020, and the fastest medium-sized Internet provider in two states in 2020. In 2020, Metronet received the Vectren Energy award Safe Digging Partner of Vectren. For more information, visit

*Editor’s Note: For those who would like to speak to one of Metronet’s first Austin-based customers regarding their experience with Metronet’s super-fast fiber optic internet, please let us know and we’ll set up the connection for a meeting.

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