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MetroNet expands nationally into Texas

Posted: Friday, May 14, 2021

Evansville-based MetroNet is continuing its nationwide expansion. The fiber optic company has announced plans to launch service in the city of Bryan, Texas, marking the eleventh state in which MetroNet has a presence.

MetroNet says it will full fund the construction of its fiber optic network in the city, which is about 100 miles northwest of Houston. However, the company did not specify how much it is investing in the project.

“As our city continues to grow, it is highly beneficial for residents and businesses to have choices for accessing fast, reliable and affordable internet, TV and phone services,” Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson said in a news release. “This tremendous investment by MetroNet will make unprecedented capabilities available to everyone who lives, works and visits our city, giving Bryan the infrastructure and competitive edge needed to attract and grow business and high-wage jobs. Beyond television and telephone services to residents and businesses, this ultrafast internet will also support teleworking and distance learning and be a vital connection to the internet for our residents.”

MetroNet chief executive officer John Cinelli says construction on the project is expected to begin this fall.