MetroNet, a fiber-optic communications service provider, marked the start of construction on its multimillion-dollar fiber network in Plainfield April 28. Plainfield Mayor Mike Collins and Trustee Bill Lamb and several other village officials joined MetroNet president John Cinelli and company officers for the groundbreaking ceremony and construction site visit in Plainfield’s Pheasant Chase neighborhood at Mallard Court.
The event was planned to help demonstrate the partnership between the Village of Plainfield and MetroNet, and to show the economic goals of the project to residents.
MetroNet’s complete fiber optic network offers the potential for virtually unlimited bandwidth, according to MetroNet Vice President and General Manager Kevin Stelmach.
“Having access to fiber connectivity can dramatically impact a city’s economic advancement in areas of business growth, education, medical services and residential quality of life,” Stelmach said.
Plainfield Mayor Michael Collins shared his optimism about the project.
“We’re excited that MetroNet is joining the Village of Plainfield and that our residents and local businesses will be able to reap the benefits of living and working in a ‘Gigabit City,’” he said.
“We’ve had an overwhelming response from the residents here. Our construction teams are working diligently to be sure we get customers connected at a fast pace,” Stelmach said.
Plainfield residents can sign up for MetroNet services today online at metronetinc.com or by calling MetroNet locally at 779-252-1116. Early sign-up allows residents to receive progress updates and ensures that their homes will be among the earliest for installation when MetroNet service reaches their neighborhood.