After working around the edges of the Des Moines metro area, Indiana-based Metronet has announced it will build fiber-to-the-home to the capitol city of Iowa itself.
Local media had previously reported that the City of Des Moines had been in discussions with Google Fiber, which has already signed a deal to build fiber using city-owned conduit in West Des Moines. But Friday's announcement appears to close the door on Google Fiber in Iowa's largest city.
When announcing expansion into other recent markets, Metronet generally promised to deliver fiber to a high percentage of homes, but not 100%. The Des Moines announcement does not mention what, if any, areas of the city will not receive service.
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