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Posted on: May 6, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Village Board Approves Local Franchise Agreement with MetroNet to Bring Fiber to Romeoville


Village Board Approves Local Franchise Agreement with MetroNet to Bring Fiber to Romeoville

At Wednesday's Village Board meeting, the Board approved a local franchise agreement with MetroNet, one of the largest all fiber-to-the-premises providers in the Midwest. The contract includes fiber communication services and installation of necessary equipment.

Through MetroNet's state-of-the-art fiber infrastructure, residential consumers will have access to internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps, interactive fiber TV service with incredible picture quality, and reliable feature-rich fiber phone service, all at affordable rates. MetroNet also plans to offer a full suite of business communications services ranging from a scalable HPBX phone solution for small and medium businesses all the way up to customized network services tailored to the specific needs of larger customers. "We are excited about the partnership with MetroNet. Expanding infrastructure and providing additional options for our residents and businesses is crucial. Many companies rely on enhanced services for their business operations," said Mayor Noak.

As a vibrant and growing market with strong local leadership and a forward focus on technology and enhanced quality of life for its residents, MetroNet is excited about Romeoville.

"One of the primary factors in our evaluation process is strong local leadership," stated John Cinelli, President of MetroNet. "The enthusiasm for this project from Village officials really elevated Romeoville in our minds." Cinelli continued, "Having a fiber infrastructure in a community will help stimulate local businesses, enhance the quality of life for residents, and position the community for the future by providing a key-differentiating factor for its economic development and growth initiatives."

Because of the incredible capacity of its 100% fiber network, broadband enabled services like telecommuting, distance learning, and telemedicine will be possible. The Romeoville market will also be one of a handful of communities nationwide with the distinction of being a "Gigabit" community opening the door for economic development opportunities.

Romeoville residents can call 1-844-675-9558 or by visiting their website here. to be the first to know when the MetroNet network build out reaches their neighborhood.

About MetroNet
MetroNet, a cutting-edge communications service provider, delivers the latest in fiber television technology, high-speed Internet, and local and long distance phone service over its 100% fiber optic network. Headquartered in Evansville, Ind., and serving 23 communities, MetroNet provides fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) technology to homes and businesses within its footprint giving its customers state-of-the art quality, speed, and reliability. Learn more by clicking here.

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