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Metronet Connects La Crosse with Multi-Gigabit Ultra-High-Speed Fiber Optic Internet

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January 4, 2023 GMT

LA CROSSE, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 4, 2023--

Metronet today announced that residents and businesses in La Crosse now have access to Metronet’s multi-gigabit speeds with service installation available. As service becomes widely available throughout much of the La Crosse area, residents will have the opportunity to tap into multi-gigabit speeds up to 2 gigabits; and businesses with access may choose speeds up to 10 gigabits. Customers located in Metronet’s initial construction areas may now sign up for installation by visiting or calling 888-225-3864.

“La Crosse is officially the first Wisconsin community that has the opportunity to go online with Metronet’s ultra-high-speed 100 percent fiber optic internet,” said Ben Ruzick, Metronet Government Affairs Director. “As we roll out our multi-gigabit internet access, La Crosse’s residents and businesses will now have the opportunity to connect with those most important to them with the ease and speed that no other provider can match. And, at Metronet we believe that everyone that has access to our network should have access to the same life-changing, symmetrical upload and download speeds, and that’s exactly what we have done in La Crosse.”

As construction continues throughout La Crosse, 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.

To check the status of Metronet’s construction in your area and to sign up to be notified when Metronet services are available to be installed in your home or business, please visit

City officials interested in adding their community to Metronet’s growing list of “Certified Gigabit Cities Powered by Metronet” may visit or contact Eddie Massengale, Metronet Sr. Director of Business Development & Government Affairs at or at 423-280-9031.

*Editor’s Note: For those interested in speaking with one of Metronet’s first customers located in La Crosse, regarding their experience with Metronet’s ultra-high-speed fiber optic internet, please let us know and we will make the connection for an interview.

About Metronet:

Metronet is the nation’s largest independently owned, 100 percent fiber optic company headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. The customer-focused company provides cutting-edge fiber optic communication services, including high-speed Fiber Internet and full-featured Fiber Phone. Metronet started 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. Metronet is committed to bringing state-of-the-art telecommunication services to communities — services that are comparable or superior to those offered in large metropolitan areas. 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. For more information, visit

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