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Metronet Activates Service In Lexington Today

Posted at 5:38 AM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 17:27:51-04



LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Lexington will officially become the largest gigabit city in the nation.

Tuesday morning, Indiana-based Metronet activated ultra high-speed internet and TV services in the city.

Mayor Jim Gray helped the company open their storefront on Tiverton Way near the Fayette Mall, then they held the ceremonial activation for the city.

Metronet has been highly anticipated in the city ever since they started building their fiber-optic network in January.

They will provide internet, TV, and phone service.

In technical terms, this service operates at gigabit speeds — that’s 1,000 megabits per second. The company says that means a 90 minute high-def movie can download in just 30 seconds.

While this provides options for consumers, Gray says it’s also good for the city to attract businesses and good jobs.

“We are a university city with growing jobs in tech sectors and advanced industries that need to be connected to the world,” Gray said.