A proposed fiber-optic internet system would make Bloomington-Normal a Gigabit community. Evansville Indiana based MetroNet is planing on bringing speeds of up to a gigabit per second to homes and businesses. Kathy Scheller is a spokesman for the company. While not disclosing subscription costs, she says the company will be competitive with existing providers.
Scheller says work is scheduled to begin this spring. Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner says people will benefit from the competition. She says the company is investing millions of dollars installing the fiber-optic network.