John Cinelli, Metronet

The past year has been a busy one for Cinelli and his team. Not only did MetroNet expand its Michigan market by completing the acquisition of Lansing-based LightSpeed Fiber Communications, but the company completed a massive upgrade that allows customers to have symmetric upload and download speeds—all the way up to 200/200Mbps. One exec calls Cinelli the “Goldilocks of Overbuilding” with an uncanny knack for picking cities that aren’t too big or too small, but just right for competition. Backed by Oak Hill, MetroNet’s 100% fiber optic footprint includes nearly 100 communities, including cities like Lexington, KY, and Tallahassee, FL.

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