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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Council approves new high-speed fiber optic provider

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Northfield City Council approved an agreement for a fiber optic telecommunication company, MetroNet, to begin construction of a network for high-speed fiber optic internet, TV and phone service throughout the community. The network is expected to reach more than 85 percent of the community and will be either underground or on existing utility poles.

The company offers 100 percent fiber-optic connections directly to homes and businesses with speeds ranging from 100 Megabits to 1 Gigabit per second.

MetroNet is a private sector provider based in Indiana. The construction and operation of their 100 percent fiber-optic network is funded by MetroNet and its investors and requires no funding commitment from the City of Northfield. MetroNet plans to begin construction in July 2021 and expects the build-out to take approximately one year.

More information about the construction project, can be found on the city’s website

When construction of the fiber optic network begins, residents and businesses will be able to visit MetroNet’s website and indicate their interest in receiving information about becoming a MetroNet customer and construction in their area.

Visit MetroNet’s website

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