FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Greenlight Begins Fiber Network Construction in Greece this Week
Greece Residents to get connected with Rochester’s Faster Internet from Greenlight
Rochester, NY-February 26, 2018 - Greenlight Networks, an ultra-high-speed, broadband service provider and Rochester's Best Internet Service Provider, is starting construction of its fiber-optic network in Greece. Greece Janes/Kirk is the first Greenlight District built in Greece since the company announced in August 2018, they are accepting orders in 50 Greenlight districts that cover the entire Town of Greece.
“We’re excited to begin construction of our fiber optic network in our first Greenlight District in the Town of Greece. We have seen a lot of demand since we announced our expansion last summer. We added 20 employees in the second half of 2018 so we can build our network twice as fast and connect people that have requested our service as fast as possible.” said Mark Murphy, president and CEO of Greenlight Networks. “This neighborhood in Greece is served by underground utilities. We recently started several construction projects in these types of neighborhoods and are working with many different contractors to continue to build our network in neighborhoods with underground utilities as well as neighborhoods served by the utility poles.”
Greenlight Networks fiber optic network recently increased the speed of their standard Amazingly Fast service by 500% to 500 Mbps. According to The Wall Street Journal, the addition of a fiber connection to a home can increase the home’s value up to 3%. A recent survey by the Fiber Broadband Association found that residents will pay about 8% more to rent an apartment with a fiber connection. In addition, the study found that a reliable, high-speed broadband connection was listed as the most important amenity by residents, when choosing an apartment or condo.
“I am happy that the installation phase of the Greenlight Networks Service offering in Greece has begun. Many residents have reached out to Town Hall and most certainly Greenlight, as well, in anticipation of the first installation. The Town Board and I are always looking for ways to bring cost effective services, amenities and options to our residents. “said Supervisor William D. Reilich. “I encourage residents who are interested to visit the company’s website to research if this option for high-speed internet is the right fit. From our early meetings and up to this point as we coordinate through our permitting process, we have worked closely with Greenlight. I am happy to report that things are progressing nicely.“
Greece Janes/Kirk qualified for construction first because the community showed enough demand by placing orders via the company’s website. At that time Greenlight worked with the Town of Greece to obtain the necessary permits to start construction of their fiber-optic network. Greenlight will continue to build their fiber-optic network throughout Greece in 2019 targeting areas of highest demand. To obtain service, residents of Greece can place their order through Greenlight’s website GreenlightNetworks.com.
About Greenlight Networks, LLC
Greenlight Networks is an ultra-high-speed, broadband service provider, offering residential and small business customers Internet speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. Based in Rochester, NY and founded in 2011, the company builds, owns and operates its fiber-optic networks to provide its customers Rochester’s best Internet experience. The company now serves residential and small business customers in Brighton, East Rochester, Fairport, Henrietta, Irondequoit, Penfield, Pittsford, Rochester, Gates, Webster, and West Henrietta.
For more information on the company, or to sign-up for service, please visit GreenlightNetworks.com or find it on Facebook.com/GreenlightNetworks, and @GreenlightFiber on Twitter.
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