FISHERS, Ind. -- The City of Fishers is allowing Indiana-based internet and cable provider MetroNet to go back to work five months after the city issued a “no dig” order to the utility.
On Monday, the City of Fishers and MetroNet approved an agreement to allow the provider to resume work.
The utility has updated their safety practices, including improved training for its subcontractors.
“The updated safety plan follows the recommendations put forth by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission,” according to a city statement obtained by Call 6 Investigates. “The agreement provides that any breach of safety protocol may result in a stop work order. Metronet has expressed strong commitment to working with the City of Fishers to ensure the safety plan is followed.”
However, MetroNet can’t start digging just yet.
They must provide a 30 day notice to affected Fishers residents before entering their property, according to the agreement.
The Indiana Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against five of MetroNet’s excavators accused of performing work without proper authorization.
Curtis Hill’s office filed suit in Hamilton County on October 16 against Crosier Lane Consulting (Illinois), International, Inc. (Michigan), Nexgen Directional (Illinois), RC Underground (Florida) and RLM Underground (Kansas).