December 07, 2021 — TYLER, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MetroNet today announced that construction has begun on its ultra- high-speed 100 percent fiber optic infrastructure in Tyler, Texas. MetroNet, the nation’s largest independently owned, 100 percent fiber optic provider, is fully funding the multimillion-dollar investment that will provide Tyler residents and businesses with access to future-proof internet infrastructure. Upon completion of the network installation, Tyler will be named a Certified Gigabit City with MetroNet’s services.
Construction activity has begun on the west side of town near Bellwood Road and Lyons Avenue and will expand rapidly, with the first customers being activated in the summer of 2022. As construction continues throughout the community, customers may sign up for presale, which will indicate their interest and prioritize installation when available. Those interested in MetroNet services may visit construction.MetroNetInc.com to receive construction updates, access presale information and check when their address is available for installation.
“We are thrilled to welcome MetroNet as they begin construction on the network that will provide Tyler with an ultra-high-speed 100 percent fiber optic internet,” said Mayor Don Warren. “We look forward to seeing the impact that MetroNet will make in our community.”
“MetroNet is proud to have the opportunity to provide residents and businesses in the Rose Capital of the World with future-proof, 100 percent fiber optic internet that will enhance the way they live and learn,” said John Cinelli, MetroNet CEO. “Tyler will soon join our network of hundreds of communities across the U.S. in which we provide quality service and support for their continued economic development. We thank Mayor Warren and the Tyler community for allowing us to be a part of their bright future.”
MetroNet brings fiber directly to homes and businesses in underserved communities in America with affordable, symmetrical speeds up to 10 Gigabits with no long-term contracts. The company expects its network to be available to more than one million residential households and business locations in the near term, providing more service options to hundreds of communities.
Residents in construction areas will receive communication by mail about construction activity in their neighborhood 30 days prior to beginning 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.