Metronet connects Kentwood to 100% fiber optic network

KENTWOOD–Metronet today announced that 100% fiber optic internet is now available to residents and businesses in initial construction areas throughout Kentwood.

As Metronet’s service becomes available throughout the city, residents will have access to multi-gigabit speeds up to 2 gigabits; and businesses may access speeds up to 10 gigabits.

Customers located in Metronet’s initial construction areas may now sign up for service installation online at

Said Ben Ruzick, Metronet government affairs director: “As we’ve worked to power Kentwood, we’re grateful for the steadfast support we’ve received from the community. As residents and businesses are connected to our network, they will gain access to future-proof speeds with reliable internet service, tailored to fit every customer’s needs.”

Kentwood residents will see Metronet trucks throughout the area as construction activities expand throughout the community. Residents will receive communication by mail about construction activity in their neighborhood 30 days prior to starting. Additional messaging, such as yard signs, will also be provided to notify residents of when construction is beginning in their neighborhood. Metronet crews are identified by ID tags and branded Metronet vehicles.

Metronet plans to hire local market management positions, sales and customer service professionals and service technicians to support the Kentwood area. Those interested in joining the Metronet team can visit to search available positions and to submit applications.

Evansville, Ind.-based Metronet is the nation’s largest independently owned 100% fiber optic provider. Metronet started in 2005 with one fiber optic network in Greencastle, Ind. 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. More at

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