ImOn Communications Adds 47,000 Addresses to Serviceable Footprint, Gives Back $520,000 in 2023

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa – March 7, 2024 – ImOn Communications, a leading provider of fiber-to-the-home Internet services, announced today that the company added 47,000 residential and business addresses to its fiber network and gave back over $520,000 to non-profits, community programs, and initiatives across Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and Dubuque in 2023.  

The addition of 47,000 addresses brings ImOn’s total serviceable addresses to 138,000. For comparison, the company’s 2022 expansion added 25,000 addresses.  

In total, the 2023 expansion efforts involved laying 1.7 million linear feet of fiber Internet cables in both new and existing service areas. ImOn invested heavily in its existing Cedar Rapids network, adding over 17,000 new addresses. The company also added over 21,000 addresses in Dubuque – a community where ImOn is the sole fiber Internet provider. 2023 marked the completion of ImOn’s fiber construction in Iowa City and Coralville.  

“It’s difficult to overstate how monumental 2023 was for us,” said Patrice Carroll, President and CEO of ImOn. “I am so proud of the entire ImOn team, as well as the contractors, partners, and vendors, who made this aggressive growth possible. We also owe endless gratitude to our customers – their demand for high-quality, fast, reliable Internet is what drives us to continue expanding our fiber network.” 

ImOn set its sights outside of eastern Iowa in 2023 with the acquisition of FiberComm in Sioux City, spurring new growth opportunities in western Iowa and beyond.  

In December, ImOn built a fiber network in Dakota Dunes, a neighborhood in South Dakota along the Missouri River. This project marked ImOn’s first fiber network outside the state of Iowa and the beginning of ImOn’s residential services in Siouxland – an area that encompasses northwestern Iowa, northeastern Nebraska, and southeastern South Dakota.  

In 2024, ImOn intends to continue this momentum in Siouxland. The company also has ambitious growth goals in other markets. Plans are underway to complete the Cedar Rapids metro area and Dubuque by the end of this year.  

ImOn is exploring new opportunities in other Iowa communities, too. Earlier this year, the company announced plans to build its residential and business fiber network in Marshalltown, Iowa in 2024.  Altogether, ImOn is projected to exceed its 2023 expansion numbers in 2024.  

“We look forward to not only increasing high-speed Internet access in the Midwest, but also to getting involved in our service areas in other ways,” said Patrice Carroll, President and CEO of ImOn. “Each new community we enter represents an opportunity for us to make a positive impact through donations, volunteerism, sponsorships, and more.” 

In 2023, the company gave back $520,000 to their service areas through the ImOn Gives program, ultimately supporting over 130 organizations.  

Of this total, $100,000 was pledged specifically to the Greater Dubuque communities. ImOn exceeded this pledge, contributing $108,000 by the end of 2023.  

In addition, the company became the naming sponsor for the ImOn Arena – previously known as the Dubuque Arena – home of the Dubuque Fighting Saints hockey team and a source of entertainment for the community. 

ImOn also installed more than 12 free public Wi-Fi locations as part of its 2023 gives back initiatives, including Lowe Park in Marion, a 180-acre recreation area that attracts visitors from across the Cedar Rapids metro. The City of Marion has partnered with ImOn to bring free Internet service to several of the city’s most popular parks; Lowe was the first.  

As ImOn’s customer base has grown, so has its staff. In 2023, the company surpassed 200 employees and is rapidly nearing 250. ImOn was also named a Top Workplace in Iowa by the Des Moines Register for the second consecutive year. 

To accommodate its growing staff, ImOn expanded its corporate headquarters in Cedar Rapids, located in the historic People’s Bank Building. The first floor, which had previously operated as a physical therapy clinic, was remodeled to house ImOn’s new Cedar Rapids Customer Care office as well as the majority of the company’s Customer Care and Service Delivery teams.