Benefits for Metronet

Typically, fiber optic networks only reside in larger metropolitan areas, however, St. Joseph County has this amazing technology throughout the Michiana area.  The St. Joseph Valley Metronet (SJVM) is over 50 miles of dark fiber optic that loops around South Bend and Mishawaka (expanding to Plymouth 2014) and offers massive data transport rates from location to location.

This service allows businesses in our community to take advantage of applications that require high internet bandwidth and low latency.  By leveraging Metronet, businesses can connect their local offices, connect directly to their clients and/or vendors, or connect to local colocation facilities that provide additional services.  The colocation facilities in South Bend, IN can provide bandwidth in access of 10 Gbps (10,000 Mbps) to the internet and transport of up to 120 Gbps around the world offering an almost endless supply of connectivity.

Types of technology local businesses can leverage to lower the total cost of IT:

  • Server colocation
  • Application hosting
  • Disaster recovery

For more information about the SJVM please visit or contact KINETIC IT.