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MetroNet says that it will invest as much as $15 million in a FTTH network in Beavercreek, OH. This is the service provider’s 11th build in the state.

MetroNet reports the FTTH project is expected to take two years to complete and that work will begin this fall. Residents will be alerted to construction activities in their neighborhood by mail 30 days before work starts and be kept up to date as the project progresses.

The fast growing fiber operator will open a storefront and hire area residents for local management, sales, customer service and technical positions. Beavercreek, which is in the Miami Valley area of the state, is home to almost 50,000 people.

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“MetroNet is proud to add Beavercreek to our growing list of Gigabit Cities across Ohio and the United States. We appreciate the opportunity to serve even more Ohio residents and business owners,” CEO John Cinelli said in a press release.

MetroNet serves the Ohio communities of Englewood, Huber Heights, Tipp City, Toledo, Covington, Troy, Union and Vandalia. The company, which is headquartered in Evansville, IN, was founded in 2005. It is active in more than 100 communities in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Wisconsin in addition to Ohio.

Recent MetroNet FTTH Builds

In July, MetroNet said it would build a fiber network offering symmetrical gigabit service in College Station, TX. The project – MetroNet’s second in the state – will make service available to more than 1 million residential and business addresses in the College Station area.

The company also recently announced two projects in Iowa. It is investing $70 million to build a network in Des Moines, the company said in May. It followed an April announcement of a network in the city of Ankeny, IA. In all, MetroNet has invested more than $150 million in the state.

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