MetroNet self-funds FTTP network build in Tyler, TX

Aug. 27, 2021
MetroNet's latest fiber broadband project is expected to begin this fall and enable gigabit broadband services to customers by next spring.

Broadband network operator MetroNet says it has reached an agreement to deploy a fiber to the premises (FTTP) network in Tyler, TX, and surrounding communities. MetroNet will fund the project, which is expected to begin this fall and enable gigabit broadband services to customer next spring.

Residents and businesses in Tyler interested in receiving FTTP-based gigabit broadband services can register at MetroNet’s website.

The company will alert residents by mail about construction in their neighborhood 30 days before deployment begins; additional messaging, such as yard signs, also will tell residents when the construction process is beginning in their neighborhood.

The company plans to open a storefront location in Tyler to serve as the command center for customer service and sales.

MetroNet also expects to hire local sales, customer service, and service technicians.

“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 Tyler Mayor Don Warren. “We look forward to seeing the impact that MetroNet will make in our community.”

Tyler is the third Texas community in which MetroNet will build an FTTP network. “

"Texas has been a state full of growth potential for MetroNet and we are proud to soon make Tyler a Gigabit City,” concluded 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.”

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