Glo Fiber expands FTTH broadband network to rural Lancaster County, PA

April 12, 2022
The company said the expansion will bring internet speeds of up to 2 Gbps to Pennsylvania's Lancaster Township, Mountville Borough, East Hempfield Township, West Lampeter, and Manheim Township.

Glo Fiber, a subsidiary of Shentel (NASDAQ: SHEN), has reached an agreement with municipal officials in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to bring its fiber-optic network to county areas including: Lancaster Township; Mountville Borough; East Hempfield Township; West Lampeter Township and Manheim Township.

Glo Fiber will complete the construction over a two-year period and provide a future-proof fiber network to over 35,000 homes and businesses throughout the area. Construction will start in Lancaster Township in April 2022, with East Hempfield Township following close behind.

"East Hempfield is looking forward to developing a new and positive working relationship with Glo Fiber. We feel additional choices for internet/cable and phone service will add value to being a resident or business owner in the Township," commented Cindy Schweitzer, East Hempfield Township manager/secretary.

Glo Fiber provides next-generation fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) internet access, streaming TV, and phone service in the mid-Atlantic U.S. region, with optional wall-to-wall Wi-Fi service that allows customers to connect anywhere in their home or business. Leveraging WiFi 6 technology, Glo Fiber says its customers enjoy faster speeds, higher performance, and better support for multiple devices throughout the home with the assurance of advanced protection and automatic updates.

"Our expansion further into Pennsylvania means we will bring more connectivity to areas and communities that need reliable, affordable internet services," noted Chris Kyle, VP of Industry and Regulatory Affairs at Shentel. "In rural areas, connectivity is crucial. Most important to us is to provide the communities we serve with a quality product, exceptional customer service, and the assurance that Shentel prioritizes the needs of its customers one hundred percent of the time."

Using Shentel's 7,400-mile regional fiber network, Glo Fiber says it can ensure high speeds, low latency, and fair pricing. The company has earned a reputation for providing superior local customer service across its markets, including a growing list of communities in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia.

Glo Fiber offers three tiers of symmetrical, high-speed internet access, streaming TV, and unlimited local and long-distance phone service to the area. Glo TV service is delivered via an app and is compatible with Apple TV, Amazon's Fire Stick, and many smart TVs with embedded streaming software.