Michigan-based CTS to join MetroNet


MetroNet, the nation’s largest independent 100% fiber optic provider, today announced the acquisition of Southwest Michigan-based CTS, a fiber-optic internet company serving Battle Creek, Kalamazoo and several others. Michigan communities. The move will allow MetroNet to expand the CTS ultra-high speed fiber optic network to reach more residential and commercial customers in Michigan. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but MetroNet plans to invest more than $ 100 million to expand the fiber optic network. services to many surrounding communities and neighborhoods.

“CTS shares our values ​​and our desire to deliver customer-focused fiber optic telecommunications services to homes and businesses in all the communities we serve,” said John Cinelli, CEO of MetroNet. “The Great Lakes State deserves access to a future-proof network that provides reliable high-speed service and increases the potential for economic development. Building on what CTS has already accomplished, we will bring that reality to the people and businesses that make up Michigan. “

“We are thrilled to be part of the MetroNet family. This opportunity will bring a significant investment in 100% fiber optic infrastructure in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, ”said Stacey Hamlin, President and CEO of CTS. “With this acquisition, MetroNet will support the continued economic development of the communities we serve while upholding the values ​​that guide us. “

CTS currently serves parts of Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Portage, Texas Township and Climax in Michigan with Gigabit speed internet. This acquisition will allow MetroNet to leverage CTS’s fiber-optic infrastructure to provide these additional areas of these markets with access to lightning-fast service directly to homes and businesses. CTS customers will continue to enjoy Gigabit Internet speeds with no data caps, full fiber-optic telephone service, and IP-TV over fiber.

The two companies are expected to fully integrate under the MetroNet brand in the coming months and plan to integrate all functionality of the MetroNet product line in 2022.

About CTS:

Serving communication needs for over 100 years, CTS Telecom Inc. is a provider of high-speed voice, Internet and fiber optic data services to residential and business customers in Southwest Michigan. CTS provides lightning-fast service to parts of Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Portage, Texas Township and Climax, Michigan. CTS provides residential and commercial fiber optic Internet services, business voice telephony, data transport and business technology solutions to its customers. With symmetrical upload and download speeds of up to 1 Gigabit, CTS provides customers in all service areas with secure, high-speed fiber-optic internet access directly to homes and businesses in all service areas. For more information, please visit gocts.com.

About MetroNet:

MetroNet is the nation’s largest independent fiber optic company, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. The customer-focused business provides state-of-the-art fiber optic communication services including high speed fiber optic internet, full fiber optic telephone and fiber optic IP television with a wide variety of programs. MetroNet began in 2005 with a fiber optic network in Greencastle, Indiana, and has since grown to serve and build networks in over 120 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. , Texas, Wisconsin and Missouri. MetroNet is committed to providing communities with state-of-the-art telecommunications services – services comparable to or better than those offered in large metropolitan areas. MetroNet was named one of Glassdoor’s 50 Best Small and Medium Businesses and received a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing MetroNet as one of the Best Places to Work in 2020. MetroNet has been recognized by PC Mag as one of the Top 10 Fastest ISPs in North Central US in 2020 and the Top 10 ISPs with the Best Game Quality Index in 2021. Broadband now recognized MetroNet as the top 3 fastest internet providers and fastest fiber providers in the country in 2020, and the top fastest mid-size 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.MetroNetinc.com.

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