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Metronet Names Bill Gilliam Vice President and General Manager of Florida Markets | Company

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 11, 2022–

Metronet, the nation’s largest 100% independent fiber optic provider, today announced that Bill Gilliam will serve as senior vice president and general manager of Metronet’s Florida market. With more than 30 years of experience and success in the telecommunications industry, Gilliam will support Metronet as the company rapidly expands to bring the power of super-fast multi-gigabit service to more communities across Florida.

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Bill Gilliam, Vice President and General Manager of Metronet Florida (Photo: Business Wire)

“Metronet has increasingly become the first choice for residents and businesses looking for multi-gigabit speeds and unparalleled customer service,” said John Cinelli, CEO of Metronet. “As Vice President and General Manager of Metronet Florida Markets, Bill’s telecommunications expertise will be essential in continuing to provide fast and reliable multi-gigabit fiber optic Internet access to Floridians.”

Gilliam, who will oversee all current and future Florida markets including Tallahassee and Palm Coast, most recently served as chief operating officer and general manager at Shentel. Prior to his time at Shentel, he led the Central Florida market for Time Warner/Bright House as Vice President and General Manager.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to join Metronet’s Florida team as Vice President and General Manager,” said Bill Gilliam. “Metronet is a company that I have long admired for its top-notch customer service, local operations and cutting-edge technology, and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of their legacy in the great Sunshine State as we growing to bring the power of fiber optic internet to many more communities.

In his new role, Gilliam will oversee field operations, community development, residential and commercial special project technicians, and government affairs. His close oversight will drive improvements in customer service, team expansion, and installation processes.

City officials interested in adding their community to Metronet’s growing list of “Certified Gigabit Cities Powered by Metronet” can visit cityleaders.metronetinc.com or contact Eddie Massengale, Director of Business Development for Metronet at [email protected] or 423-280-9031.

For more information on Metronet services in your area, please visit Metronet.com

About Metronet:

Metronet is the nation’s largest 100% independent fiber optic company, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. The customer-focused company provides state-of-the-art fiber optic communication services, including high-speed fiber internet and full fiber telephony. Metronet started in 2005 with a fiber optic network in Greencastle, Indiana. Since then, Metronet and its affiliates have grown to serve and build networks in over 250 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida , North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico and Louisiana. Metronet is committed to providing communities with state-of-the-art telecommunications services — services comparable to or better than those offered in major metropolitan areas. By offering XGS PON technology, Metronet can easily carry its communities into the future of 5Gb service. Metronet has been recognized by PCMag as one of the top 10 fastest ISPs in the North Central United States in 2020 and the top 10 ISPs with the best Game Quality Index in 2021. Broadband Now recognized Metronet as the 3 Fastest Internet Providers and Fastest Fiber Optic Providers in the Nation in 2020, and #1 Fastest Midsize Internet Provider in two states in 2020. In 2020, Metronet received the Vectren Energy Safe Digging Partner Award from Vectren. For more information, visit www.Metronet.com.

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PUBLISHED: 08/11/2022 09:02 AM/DISC: 08/11/2022 09:03 AM


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