Greenlight Networks, a growing fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service provider in New York State, on Jan. 17 announced that it is bringing its fiber-optic internet network into the Hudson Valley region, with multi-gigabit broadband services becoming available in the town of Wallkill beginning in summer 2023.
With self-styled "aggressive expansion plans," over the next year and coming years, the company said it will begin by investing nearly $9 million in network and infrastructure build outs in the Hudson Valley region, providing jobs and business for local contractors.
Greenlight has identified the Hudson Valley region as being underserved in terms of current access to fiber internet. The company began working with local officials in Wallkill in fall 2022 to secure the necessary approvals and required agreements to begin network construction. Greenlight is now working closely with local utility companies to gain access to the utility poles, which will further increase the number of homes that gain access to its fiber broadband service offerings.
George Serrano, Wallkill Town Supervisor, commented:
“Greenlight Networks is making a significant investment in Wallkill with the installation of its new fiber network and we’re thrilled about it. This will ensure that more of our residents have access to reliable, high-speed fiber Internet services. This investment will bring greater value to the homes of our community and will give residents more choice when it comes to selecting an Internet provider that is right for them.”
Over the next 5 years, Greenlight said it intends to invest a total of $57 million in the Hudson Valley region. The BSP has scheduled underground construction to begin in the hamlets of Mechanicstown and Scotchtown in spring 2023 with aerial construction to begin in winter 2023. Residents in Wallkill, as well as Mechanicstown and Scotchtown, will start to see Greenlight Networks trucks, as well as those of its sub-contractors, as construction activities expand throughout the community.
Mark Murphy, president and CEO of Greenlight, commented:
“The Wallkill Town Supervisor has already shown to be a great partner in this expansion and like our team, is incredibly enthusiastic about Greenlight coming to Wallkill. Together, we’re bringing superior speeds and competitive pricing to local residents, including our newly introduced multi-gigabit fiber services which will be a true gamechanger. We’re excited to welcome new customers to our growing network and look forward to building our presence in Wallkill, as well as other areas of the Hudson Valley region.”
All Greenlight’s internet services, including a new 5 Gig service which the company announced earlier this month, feature symmetrical upload and download speeds without latency and delays, and support maximum connectivity with a dedicated connection.
Once construction is completed, customers that pre-ordered services will be notified to schedule in-home installation by a Greenlight Networks’ fiber technician.