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Metronet announces move to downtown

Monday, April 23, 2012

Local communications service provider Metronet will move to a new location in downtown Greencastle on Monday, April 30.

Metronet, a local, cutting edge company, purchased the building at 15 S. Indiana St. in March and has been working to restore and renovate it since then.

The move to downtown is part of significant efforts in connection with the Stellar Communities initiative, which is intended to leverage partnerships between the state of Indiana, the city of Greencastle, DePauw University and local business owners.

The hope is to facilitate economic development investments in Greencastle's central business district.

"We are excited to have Metronet invest in our courthouse square business district," Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray said. "Metronet has already been very supportive in helping us establish the Wi-Fi bubble element of our Stellar Community project."

Metronet invested millions of dollars in building their 100 percent fiber optic network in 2005 within Greencastle. They offer high-speed internet, HD or standard definition television and phone service.

"The fiber based telecommunications infrastructure that Metronet provides here in Greencastle is an essential element of the information economy, particularly in a great college town," said Bill Dory, executive director of the Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center. "One a historical note . . . Metronet's new office location once housed the local newspaper and later the first telephone exchange in the community."

Metronet is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is currently located at 1360 Indianapolis, Suite G.

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