MetroNet Internet Review
MetroNet internet service runs on a 100% fiber network that covers more than 2 million people in 7 states including Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky. They currently offer three packages, all with competitive pricing and internet speeds, as well as an option to upgrade to WholeHome WiFi. And with no data caps, no long-term contracts, and no monthly equipment fee, MetroNet internet service holds its own among the competition.
If you’re getting ready to move or are interested in changing internet service in the near future, MetroNet internet might be on the list of companies you’re considering. If so, we’ve gathered all the details you need about their offerings so you can make the best decision possible.
- Who is MetroNet internet for?
- Key considerations
- What others say about MetroNet internet
- How does MetroNet internet compare to other providers?
Who is MetroNet internet for?
The advantage of a 100% fiber network is industry-leading upload and download speeds. And with three options to choose from, you don’t have to pay for more speed than you need.
MetroNet’s Basic Internet plan is anything but basic. With upload and download speeds of 200Mbps, this plan gives you enough support for 4+ devices that are downloading HD movies, videoconferencing, or online gaming without missing a beat, starting at $49.95/month.
MetroNet’s Advance Internet plan offers more than double the speed of the Basic Internet plan (500Mbps) and works well to support multiple streaming devices at once as well as 4K video downloads and multi-player gaming on 5+ devices, all starting at $59.95/month.
For households with significant internet usage (8+ devices simultaneously) who want some of the fastest speeds available, MetroNet’s Pro Internet plan offers 1Gig upload and download speeds priced at only $59.95/month for the first six months (and $69.95/per month after that).
In addition to MetroNet’s three core internet plan options, you may also choose to upgrade to WholeHome WiFi, which will boost the signal strength to every corner of your home, for an additional $9.95/month — a nice option for larger spaces.*
Do I need to sign a contract?
MetroNet internet service does not require a contract.
Are there data overage charges?
No. MetroNet does not impose a data cap therefore there are no data overage charges.
Does MetroNet charge an installation fee?
Yes. MetroNet charges a flat fee of $25 for installation.
Are there discounts if I bundle with other services (such as TV or phone)?
No. MetroNet does not currently offer any bundle discounts.
Is there a monthly equipment rental fee?
No. Equipment is included with your service. However, MetroNet charges a $9.95/month technology fee which, according to their website, “is a mandatory flat fee covering any service call, broken set-top boxes, router, or any other MetroNet owned equipment. If it’s our equipment or our wiring, inside or outside your home, we’ll fix it or replace it at no cost to you.”
What others say about MetroNet internet
Though MetroNet covers areas in seven states, there aren’t a lot of recent MetroNet internet reviews. However, a review from Consumer Reports noted that MetroNet was the only ISP out of 28 that received a “passable” rating for value.
How does MetroNet internet compare to other providers?
One competitor that MetroNet goes head-to-head with in its market is Spectrum. While both companies are similar in terms of speed options and have no contract requirements, MetroNet wins for overall pricing and has a more reasonable installation fee ($25 vs $19.99-$49.99 for Spectrum).
In terms of cost, MetroNet is one of the few ISPs who can give AT&T a run for their money in terms of price for 1Gig internet speed. While other companies such as Spectrum and Verizon charge between $90 and $100/month for 1Gig speed, both AT&T and MetroNet take the cake at $60/month. And though the cost for MetroNet Pro (1Gig) internet goes up to $69.95/month after the first six months, it’s still right up there as one of the best values you can get.
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*Pricing varies by location and availability. Speeds may vary. All prices subject to change; for current pricing and availability visit our internet service page. Prices as of 1/26/22.
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