With completion of community, Lexington becomes gigabit metropolis

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lexington is now a gigabit metropolis.

Construction of a fiber optic community has been completed, making Lexington one of many largest gigabit cities within the country, metropolis officers announced Tuesday in a observation.

MetroNet laid 4.4 million ft (1.34 million meters) of fiber in neighborhoods across the metropolis over the closing 2 1/2 years, the observation stated. The metropolis now has ample fiber-optic cables to rep gigabit recordsdata superhighway rep admission to on hand to all residents and businesses.

“A citywide fiber community presents Lexington a competitive advantage, as we work to blueprint and grow jobs,” Mayor Linda Gorton stated.

MetroNet President John Cinelli stated he changed into proud to value the occasion and the corporate would proceed to add to the community.

“Our work does now not cease here; we’ll smooth be actively focused on laying more fiber within the neighborhood as the Metropolis of Lexington continues to grow and tag,” he stated.

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