Metronet plans symmetrical 10-gigabit broadband in North Carolina

Oct. 10, 2022
The offerings will be available first in Fayetteville, Greenville, and Raeford, where customers can choose to receive gigabit and 2-Gbps as well as 10 Gbps.

Broadband services provider Metronet says it plans to roll out a range of multi-gigabit services, including symmetrical 10 Gbps, in North Carolina. The offerings will be available first in Fayetteville, Greenville, and Raeford, where customers can choose to receive gigabit and 2-Gbps as well as 10 Gbps.

“Metronet is proud to officially deploy access to multi-gigabit speeds to our communities in North Carolina,” said John Cinelli, Metronet CEO. “Multi-gigabit speeds will change the way the communities we serve spend their time online from the office and at home. These communities now have access to the fastest internet speeds available that will improve the quality of internet service and way of life. Fayetteville, Greenville, and Raeford are supported by a future-proof infrastructure that has the ability to scale to even faster speeds, supporting the continued growth and economic development of each community for decades.”

Metronet says it plans to offer service tiers up to 10 Gbps in other markets within its 16-state service area as well. The company is using XGS-PON technology on its fiber to the premises networks (see "Nokia to provide Metronet with next-gen 10G PON").

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

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