High-speed internet services coming to Bryan
The City of Bryan and MetroNet announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will soon bring MetroNet’s 100 percent fiber-optic internet, TV and phone services to businesses and residents. MetroNet will fully fund the building of their network throughout the community and will have a physical local storefront presence and support staff within the City of Bryan.
As a result of the internet provider recruiting efforts in Bryan, NextLink Internet will be deploying high speed wireless internet and voice services to Bryan, Brazos County and surrounding areas. NextLink uses both fixed wireless and fiber-optic technology to deliver services to commercial and residential markets.
When Will Construction Start and Services Be Available?
According to MetroNet executives, construction could begin as early as this fall, with the first customers coming online in late spring of 2022. Residents and businesses that are interested in MetroNet services may visit construction.metronetinc.com to indicate their interest and to receive updates on construction. A forthcoming MetroNet storefront in Bryan will allow customers to visit in person, view service plans and discuss any issues.
Is This City-owned Broadband?
No, the City of Bryan and MetroNet have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding. MetroNet builds and manages 100 percent fiber-optic networks and connects them directly to homes and businesses.
MetroNet, based in Evansville, Ind., builds state-of-the-art, fiber-optic networks connected directly to homes and businesses. The fast-growing company is known for its reliable, high-speed internet speeds, friendly service and fair pricing with no long-term contracts. With the addition of Bryan, MetroNet provides 100 percent fiber connectivity to more than 100 communities across 11 states.
Residents in construction areas will receive communication by mail about construction activity in their neighborhood 30 days prior to starting, and the company provides additional messaging, such as yard signs, to let residents know when the temporary construction process is beginning in their neighborhood. MetroNet crews are marked by ID tags and branded vehicles.
Anyone with questions or concerns about this process can contact the city through our online contact form or by calling 979.209.5558.
More information about MetroNet is available on the company’s website, https://www.metronetinc.com/.