MetroNet invests $35 million to turn Deltona into Florida’s next ‘Gigabit City’

by | Jan 31, 2022



MetroNet, the nation’s largest independently owned, fiber optic company, is expanding to another city in Florida, announcing a multimillion-dollar investment that brings ultra-high-speed 100 percent fiber optic internet to businesses and residents in Deltona and adjacent communities.

The Indiana-based telecommunications company announced a $35 million investment that will fund infrastructure to bring ultra-high-speed 100 percent fiber optic internet directly to homes and businesses throughout the City of Deltona and neighboring communities, including DeBary and Orange City. Deltona marks the third community in Florida that will have access to MetroNet services through a fully funded $35 million investment in the community.

“MetroNet is thrilled for Deltona residents and businesses to have access to our future-proof services that will allow sparkling 4k video streaming, glitch-free gaming, crystal-clear virtual meetings, and internet experiences of the future that we can only begin to imagine,” said John Cinelli, MetroNet’s CEO. “MetroNet is proud to soon be able to add Deltona to our growing list of Gigabit Cities.”

The three-year construction project is set to begin in the summer of 2022, with the first customers able to receive service as early as the fall of 2022. Once completed, Deltona will join the country’s internet elite as a Gigabit City. Only about 40 percent of households in the U.S. have access to symmetrical upload and download gigabit (1,000 mbps) speeds that only fiber optic networks can provide.

The company noted that Delotona residents can expect to see MetroNet trucks throughout the area as pre-construction activities begin. 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.

Today’s announcement marks the third community in Florida to have access to MetroNet services, following Tallahassee and Palm Coast, and will be the second community outside of the Panhandle that will power up with MetroNet’s gigabit speeds.

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