Geneva residents will have a new option for their cable television, Internet and phone service coming in the future.
MetroNet will begin installing fiber optic cable and infrastructure in utility easements throughout the City after the Geneva City Council approved a franchise agreement with the company in 2017. These easements are typically a strip of land running along the street, the sidewalk, the rear lot line or between two lots.
MetroNet will notify residents three times prior to construction commencing in their neighborhood.
- A letter will be mailed to residents several weeks beforehand.
- A postcard reminder will be mailed as the project start date draws closer
- Yard markers (pictured) posted on the property serve as a final reminder to alert people that crews will be installing underground and aerial equipment in the next few days.
Each neighborhood will take about six to eight weeks to complete. The fiber network installation project will start in fall 2017 with build out for the entire City expected to be concluded in 2019.
Once construction is finished, MetroNet will restore lawns where digging has occurred. Residents are then encouraged to water the impacted areas following the grass repairs.
MetroNet will announce future construction locations in the coming months. After the fiber network has been installed, people will have the option to sign up for MetroNet’s television, Internet and phone plans or maintain their existing services with their current provider.
MetroNet will announce future construction locations in the coming months. The best way to stay informed about this project is through MetroNet's website.