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MetroNet to start fiber optic installation this fall in Geneva

GENEVA – MetroNet will begin installing fiber optic cable and infrastructure in parkways throughout Geneva during the next two years, following City Council approval of a cable television franchise agreement with the company in September, the city announced in a news release.

MetroNet will start constructing its fiber network in late October or early November in Pepper Valley and the northern half of the Fisher Farms subdivisions on the Geneva’s west side, pending permit approval from the city, the release stated.

MetroNet will notify residents three times before the beginning of construction in their neighborhood, the release stated.

The company will send a letter several weeks beforehand and then a postcard as the project start date draws closer, the release stated.

Posted yard markers will serve as the final reminder to alert people that crews will begin installing underground and aerial equipment in the next few days, the release stated.

Putting in the fiber optic network will take six to eight weeks in each neighborhood, the release stated.

Once construction is finished, MetroNet will restore parkways where digging occurred, the release stated.

Residents will be encouraged to water the impacted areas following the grass repairs, the release stated.

MetroNet will announce future construction locations in the coming months, the release stated.

MetroNet created an online construction website at www.metronetinc.com/construction.

After the MetroNet fiber network has been installed, city residents can sign up for its television, internet or phone plans, the release stated.

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