Another week, another MetroNet announcement in Iowa. The Indiana-based company continued its aggressive growth into Iowa with news that Johnston, Iowa is its next new market for fiber-to-the-home.
Johnston is part of the Des Moines metro area and situated just north of Urbandale, where MetroNet has also announced expansion plans. Like other metro Des Moines communities, Johnston has been experiencing rapid growth over the past 20 years, growing from under 9,000 in population to over 22,000 according to 2019 Census estimates. The community is currently served by Mediacom and CenturyLink, with several smaller providers offering service to MDU's.
According to a news release by the City of Johnston, MetroNet plans to begin construction in early 2021 and have the network completed within a year. Like Urbandale, MetroNet is pledging to cover approximately 90% of the premises in the community.
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