What is an easement?
An easement is a legal right to use another homeowner’s land for a specific limited purpose. In other words, when a homeowner grants an easement to Greenlight, the homeowner is providing Greenlight the legal right to use the property. The legal title to the land itself does not change. Ownership of the property remains solely with the home owner.
Why do we need easements?
To be able to connect neighborhoods to our fiber-optic network, Greenlight Networks needs to run our fiber under portions of properties in the neighborhood in order to access the utility poles on a home owner(s) property. The need for easements is based on the configuration of utility pole lines.
Who do we need easements from?
Easements required/needed depends district specific. This is determined by the Pre-Construction Team and Engineering. Information about specific households that we need an easement is to NEVER be provided to any customer. A home owner will be contacted directly from our Pre-Construction Team.
How does a person(s) provide us with an easement?
Providing us with an easement is done through the Pre-Construction Team on an individual basis. If a customer would like to express their willingness to give us an easement, in the event one is needed, they can do so by submitting this form.
What work will take place on the home owners property?
Greenlight will need to bury conduit on the property. The conduit is buried at a depth ranging from 12″ to 36″ depending on the nature of the property and installation method. To minimize disruption to the property this is typically accomplished by digging pits (approx. 2 square feet) and forcing the conduit underground along the path. The pits are back filled, graded and reseeded to return property to its original state. Simplified, we drill the path underground rather than dig (trench) the path in order to minimize disruption to the property.
Why would we be working on a property where we have not been granted an easement?
Buffalo Lower West Side Phase I
Buffalo Upper West Side Phase I
Buffalo Elmwood Village
Buffalo Lower West Side Phase II
Buffalo Upper West Side Phase II