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Tyler On Way to Gaining Certified Gigabit City Status

MetroNet Begins Construction on Tyler’s 100% Fiber Optic Network

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 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.

About MetroNet:

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 120 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Wisconsin, and Missouri. 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


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