TYLER, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MetroNet today announced a plan that will connect residents and businesses in Tyler and surrounding communities to an ultra-high speed 100 percent fiber optic network delivering fiber TV, phone and internet service. Evansville, IN.- based, MetroNet is the largest independently owned, 100 percent fiber optic platform in North America. MetroNet will fully fund the project to provide residents and businesses with symmetrical, Gigabit speed internet service. MetroNet expects construction to begin this fall, with the first customers coming online in the spring of 2022.
“Tyler is excited to welcome MetroNet to be a part of our community. Our residents and businesses will have access to a 100 percent fiber optic network that will improve their quality of life and ease of being online,” said Mayor Don Warren. “We look forward to seeing the impact that MetroNet will make in our community.”
MetroNet is one of the fastest-growing providers of fiber optic high-speed broadband services in the nation. The company expects its network to be available to more than 1 million residential households and business locations in the near term, bringing broadband competition to hundreds of communities. Tyler marks the third MetroNet build in the state of Texas, joining the hundreds of other MetroNet markets in 12 states across the U.S. Known for superior customer service provided through a strong local presence, MetroNet delivers affordable, symmetrical speeds of up to 10 Gigabits with no long-term contracts to homes and businesses.
“We welcome MetroNet to Tyler. With dynamic, robust growth, companies like MetroNet recognize our community as a profitable business location. Broadband access and fiber connectivity are critical for economic growth,” said Scott Martinez, Tyler Economic Development Council President and CEO and Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce CEO.
Residents and businesses that are interested in MetroNet services may visit MetroNetInc.com to indicate interest and receive updates on construction throughout their community. MetroNet plans to have a storefront location in Tyler to serve as the command center for customer service and sales.
“Texas has been a state full of growth potential for MetroNet and we are proud to soon make Tyler a Gigabit City,” said John Cinelli, MetroNet CEO. “By providing a choice, MetroNet’s future-proof fiber optic network will be an asset to the businesses and residents that make Tyler a unique and forward-thinking community. We appreciate the support we’ve received already from Tyler and city leadership.”
In new MetroNet markets, residents receive communication by mail about construction activity in their neighborhood 30 days prior to starting and the company provides additional messaging, such as yard signs, to let residents know when the temporary construction process is beginning in their neighborhood. MetroNet crews are marked by ID tags and branded vehicles.
Additionally, MetroNet plans to hire local sales, customer service and service technicians to support the Tyler area. For those interested in joining the MetroNet team, visit metronetinc.com/careers to search available positions and submit applications.
MetroNet is the nation’s largest independently owned, 100 percent fiber optic company headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. The customer-focused company provides cutting-edge fiber optic communication services, including high-speed Fiber Internet, full-featured Fiber Phone, and Fiber IPTV with a wide variety of programming. MetroNet started in 2005 with one fiber optic network in Greencastle, Indiana, and has since grown to serving and constructing networks in more than 100 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, and Wisconsin. MetroNet is committed to bringing state-of-the-art telecommunication services to communities — services that are comparable or superior to those offered in large metropolitan areas. MetroNet has been named in the top 50 small and medium companies on Glassdoor and has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing MetroNet among the Best Places to Work in 2020. MetroNet has been recognized by PC Mag as one of the Top 10 Fastest ISPs in North Central United States in 2020 and Top 10 ISPs with Best Gaming Quality Index in 2021. Broadband Now has recognized MetroNet as the Top 3 Fastest Internet Providers and Fastest Fiber Providers in the Nation in 2020, and #1 Fastest Mid-Sized Internet Provider in two states in 2020. In 2020, MetroNet was awarded the Vectren Energy Safe Digging Partner Award from Vectren. For more information, visit www.MetroNetinc.com.