Metronet to bring gigabit-speed internet service to Janesville

Charles Krupa – staff, PA

FILE – In this June 19, 2018 file photo, an internet router and switch are shown. On Friday, January 28, 2022, a federal appeals court upheld California’s net neutrality law, rejecting an attempt by telecommunications industry groups to block the state from enforcing it.

JANESVILLE, Wis. – Faster internet speeds are coming to Janesville.

Metronet, an Indiana-based fiber optic company, announced that it will bring its 100% fiber optic internet service to the city this summer. The construction process is expected to take two years.

“Every resident and business in our city should have access to the fastest internet speeds possible,” Janesville City Manager Mark Freitag said in a statement. “Metronet’s services will connect our city to the world at the speed of light.”

Residents should expect to see Metronet trucks throughout the city when construction begins and will receive a construction notice in their neighborhood 30 days prior to the start.

Only about 40% of households in the country have access to gigabit internet speeds. The project was funded through a multi-million dollar investment.

Metronet also plans to hire for several positions, including market management, customer service and service technicians.

Those interested in gigabit internet or wanting updates on the project can visit Metronet website.

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