The Marshall County Commissioners noted that the installation of conduit has been going smoothly for the most part and the installation should be complete in mid-September. The Metronet officials will then install the dark fiber and companies should be able to connect to high-speed internet soon after the construction.
Roland Houin with Fourway Computer Products at 12700 4A Road told the commissioners that he’s ready to tap into the service to run to his facility as soon as possible. He plans to lay down conduit and to be prepared once the fibers are lit. He said he wants to experiment running the conduit and fibers to a communication tower and to homes in that area which is by the Tri-Way Theatre and the state highway garage.
Houin said his company wants to “get their feet wet” in dark fiber to be successful in running it to other residences and businesses who can benefit from it.
Two road borings would be need to be approved by the commissioners. The paperwork is ready for that to happen and the permit needs to be complete before the construction can begin. The commissioners approved the request.