GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The City of Greenville is now a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet after the company has become accessible to most homes and businesses throughout the city.
Businesses and households in Greenville will now have the option of using Metronet as their ultra-high-speed network provider after the company’s $46 million investment in the community. Metronet, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana has expanded across the nation in over 250 communities and doesn’t plan on stopping here.
“We are actually in construction in Jacksonville now, but you know numerous cities across North Carolina, we continue to expand and the relationships we have with the city of Greenville will allow us to build new relationships with future cities,” Metronet Construction Executive Vice President, Kyle Hamilton said.
Metronet began construction in Greenville in 2021 in hopes of improving the quality of daily life for citizens.
“So many customers now have access to fast, ultra-fast, reliable internet speeds and to have that kind of access to that kind of internet speeds does so much not just for the business community but for our citizens as well, improving quality of life at home and at work,” Greenville Pitt County Chamber of Commerce CEO and President, Trent Mcgee said.
With this growth, surrounding municipalities will also be impacted.
“It certainly elevates their profile and we are seeing those communities around us grow so much, we are speaking of Winterville, Ayden, Farmville, to have that access here now in Greenville certainly elevates their profile and makes those destinations just as attractive as Greenville knowing that they have that access here too,” Mcgee said.
Metronet also celebrated this milestone by presenting a $10 thousand donation to the Greenville branch of the Food Bank of CENC, which will help provide 50,000 meals throughout the region to those in need.
Officials with Metronet say their growth will focus on areas that are already more populated, instead of rural communities because the larger cities have the infrastructure to support them.