Evansville-based MetroNet has begun construction on a 100% fiber optic network in the city of Lawrence that will make it a Certified Gigabit City. MetroNet is fully funding the multi-million-dollar project it says will bring Lawrence to the frontline of modern technology.
MetroNet says preliminary construction has begun on the north side of the city and will move clockwise around corporate limits. Residential construction is scheduled to start in the next few weeks and customers will start receiving service this fall.
“As a growing city, it’s important to provide our residents and businesses with access to unparalleled service,” said Mayor Steve Collier. “MetroNet’s expansion into our city will support our continued growth, increased connectivity, and economic development as we prepare to join the internet elite.”
MetroNet expects its network to be available to more than one million residential households and business locations in the near future.
The project is expected to take two years to complete.