On Oct. 31 Metronet announced that residents and businesses in Bryan, Texas are the first in the state to have access to Metronet’s symmetrical, multi-gigabit bandwidth speeds up to 10 gigabits, with service installation now available.
In addition to Metronet’s current service offerings of 1 gigabit per second, speeds up to 2 gigabits are now available for Bryan residents, and businesses may choose speeds up to 10 gigabits.
Kris Smith, government affairs director for Metronet, commented:
“Metronet is excited to officially deploy access to multi-gigabit speeds in Texas with Bryan as the first community to tap into Metronet’s 100 percent fiber-optic network. The City of Bryan is now supported by a future-proof infrastructure that has the ability to scale to even faster speeds, enhancing the online experience for residents while also having a direct positive impact on Bryan’s continued growth and economic development.”
As construction continues throughout Bryan, residents in construction areas will receive 30 days advance notice by mail about construction activity in their neighborhood. Metronet provides additional messaging, such as yard signs, to notify residents of when construction is beginning in their neighborhood. Metronet crews are marked by ID tags and branded vehicles.
Metronet is among the nation’s largest independently owned, 100 percent fiber-optic broadband service providers headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. The company's fiber-optic communication services, include its high-speed Fiber Internet and full-featured Fiber Phone offerings. The company was founded in 2005 with one fiber-optic network in Greencastle, Indiana.
Since then, Metronet and its affiliates have grown to serve and construct networks in more than 250 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, and Louisiana.
By offering XGS PON technology, Metronet can easily carry its communities into the future of multi-gigabit service. Metronet has been recognized by PC Mag as one of the Top 10 Fastest ISPs in North Central United States in 2020, and Top 10 ISPs with Best Gaming Quality Index in 2021.
Broadband Now has recognized Metronet as the Top 3 Fastest Internet Providers and Fastest Fiber Providers in the Nation in 2020, and #1 Fastest Mid-Sized Internet Provider in two states in 2020. In 2020, Metronet was awarded the Vectren Energy Safe Digging Partner Award from Vectren.
City officials interested in adding their community to Metronet’s growing list of “Certified Gigabit Cities Powered by Metronet” may visit www.metronet.com/gigabit-city.