Buffalo Niagara
Neighborhood Status Map

New York’s Fastest Internet Service Provider is coming to Buffalo Niagara! Sign up to show interest and stay updated about Greenlight’s progress in your neighborhood!

How Greenlight Districts are Identified and Built

  1. Residents in neighborhood sign-up for service.
  2. The Greenlight engineering team performs an initial study. This study includes looking at the cost and complexity of building the district, how many easements are required, what permits need to be obtained from the municipality and for which utility poles Greenlight needs to apply.
  3. Greenlight district is added to our construction schedule.
  4. Once the study is complete, the engineering process begins in select districts, utility poles are applied for and needs for easements are identified.
  5. Greenlight team works with residents in neighborhood to obtain easements as well as work with the utility pole owners to prepare space on the utility poles for our fiber.
  6. Greenlight starts accepting pre-orders in a new district and notifies residents who have signed-up via email.
  7. Permits are obtained from the necessary organizations.
  8. Construction of fiber-optic network begins.
  9. In-home installation appointments are scheduled.
  10. You now have Greenlight’s 100x faster internet!

The map shows the order progress, construction status and service availability of our Greenlight Districts. Here is what each status level represents:

The map shows the order progress, construction status and service availability of Greenlight Districts. Here’s what each status level represents:

Step 1 Assessing Interest – Tracking interest in your neighborhood. Where we build and when is based on many factors including customer demand, cost, and complexity of building the district, and the number of easements and permits required.

Step 2 Under Evaluation -We are currently evaluating the network design and engineering specifications, construction costs and conditions, as well as permits and easement requirements for your district.

Step 3 Pre-Construction – Our engineering team is designing the network, acquiring access from the utility pole owners, preparing space on the utility poles for our fiber, and obtaining required easements from homeowners.

Step 4 2021 Construction – We have announced our construction schedule for 2021 and your district is on the list! Our team is actively working to obtain needed permissions from private residents, known as easements, in order to start construction in 2021. To provide an easement, please email easements@greenlightnetworks.com. We do not have an exact date of when construction will begin, but we will email you again when construction begins in your district.

Step 5 Construction in Progress – Our construction team is active in the Greenlight District. You may place an order for service to be connected with current construction, but may not be able to schedule your install yet.

Step 6 Serviceable – Our network is built and service is available in the Greenlight District!

Want to know what you can do to bring Greenlight to your neighborhood faster? Check out our spread the word page here! We provide examples of different tactics neighborhoods in the Rochester area used to help increase interest and awareness of Greenlight in their neighborhood. We also have a Community Advocate Tool Kit with downloadable flyers and ads to post to your social account.

To learn more about Greenlight’s construction process, read our blog about the construction process here or check out the videos below.

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