Metronet Breaks Ground to Bring 100% Fiber Optic Internet to Kentwood

KENTWOOD, Mich. ~ Metronet has officially begun construction of its ultra-high-speed 100% fiber optic network in Kentwood, Michigan. The multimillion-dollar investment in the community will provide residents and businesses with access to Metronet's future-proof fiber optic internet. Upon completion of the state-of-the-art multi-gigabit network, Kentwood will become a Certified Gigabit City.

Underground work has begun near the intersections of 32nd Street SE, Hampton Downs Drive SE, Breton Road SE, and Brook Drive SE. Construction activity is expected to progress rapidly throughout the community with the first customers being connected this summer. Those interested in Metronet services can visit to be notified once their address is available for installation and to access the presale.

Mayor Stephen Kepley expressed his pleasure with Metronet's approach to communicate with residents concerning their infrastructure installation project as they work to offer additional fiber-optic services to the community. Ben Ruzick, Metronet Government Affairs Director, said that they are prepared to bring the power of an ultra-high-speed fiber optic network to Kentwood and that they anticipate residents and businesses enjoying seamless internet connectivity.

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Residents will begin seeing Metronet trucks throughout the area as construction activities expand throughout the community. Residents will receive communication by mail about construction activity in their neighborhood 30 days prior to starting and additional messaging such as yard signs will also be provided to notify them when construction is beginning in their neighborhood. Metronet crews are identified by ID tags and branded vehicles.

Metronet plans on hiring local market management positions, sales and customer service professionals, and service technicians to support the Kentwood area. Those interested in joining can visit for available positions and submit applications. City officials interested in adding their community to Metronet's growing list of "Certified Gigabit City Powered by Metronet" may visit or contact Eddie Massengale at or call 423-280-9031 for more information.
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