Evansville, Ind.-based MetroNet has announced the completion of its citywide, 100% fiber-optic network in Lexington, Ky., earning Lexington, with a population of 325,000, the title of largest Gigabit City in the US, the company said.
For the last 2.5 years, MetroNet has been hard at work laying 4.4 million feet of fiber in neighborhoods across the city. Already, tens of thousands of Lexington-area residents and businesses have signed up for MetroNet service, enjoying access to Kentucky´s fastest Internet service provider1.
Former Mayor Jim Gray set a visionary goal to make Lexington a Gigabit City in 2017, and MetroNet answered that call with a proposal to invest up to USD 100M to make Lexington the largest Gigabit City in the country, bringing ultrafast Internet, television, and telephone services to residents and businesses via fiber cables. The following year, Gray and MetroNet executives officially cut the ribbon to activate Lexington, marking the official start of services and the opening of MetroNet´s retail storefront.
Upon her election, Mayor Linda Gorton embraced MetroNet´s investment, saying in her inaugural speech that fiber was a key part of her economic-development vision to become a technological hub and to help Lexington companies grow.
MetroNet now serves tens of thousands of residential and business customers in Lexington, and has expanded construction to neighboring communities in Nicholasville, Versailles, and further south to Richmond.
MetroNet is a 100% Fiber Optic Company headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. For more information visit www.MetroNetinc.com.