Greenlight Networks Appoints Cable Industry Exec Richard Newcomb as Chief Network Officer

Newcomb will help drive network growth to ensure Greenlight continues to deliver the best fiber internet experience
possible statewide and beyond

ROCHESTER, NY (NOV. 28, 2023) – Greenlight Networks, the leading provider of high-speed fiber internet services in New York State, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Newcomb as Chief Network Officer. Newcomb, a respected cable executive and leader in innovative technology solutions, will provide oversight and accountability for Greenlight’s construction, engineering, and network operations projects statewide and beyond, as the company scales for continued network growth. With his extensive experience leading technology transformations, Newcomb will help Greenlight Networks deliver the best internet experience possible to more families and communities.


“Richard’s vision and in-depth understanding of the broadband needs of today’s customer will be invaluable as we continue with our ambitious network expansion efforts. With Richard’s extensive experience in the cable industry, track record of market growth strategies, and proven leadership skills, he is a perfect fit for the role of Chief Network Officer,” said Mark Murphy, CEO of Greenlight Networks.


Newcomb brings a wealth of industry expertise and financial acumen to Greenlight. He spent most of his career serving in executive roles for companies like Comcast and Time Warner Cable, most recently serving as Comcast’s Division Vice President of Engineering for the Northeast Division. Newcomb has led strategy and execution for various departments including providing oversight to teams dedicated to addressability, architecture, broadcast engineering, construction, critical facilities, capacity planning, deployment, network engineering, IT, plant maintenance, transport, software development and video engineering. He has a strong background in system and network design, creating operating models that improve efficiency and reliability.


“The team at Greenlight Networks is impressive and I am excited about the work we’ll do together to bring the company into new and existing markets as we scale the network for high performance and reliability,” said Newcomb. “I look forward to leveraging my experience to help drive innovation, foster cross-functional collaboration, and expand our fiber network more effectively to ensure that Greenlight is continuing to bring the best internet experience to our local communities.”


“This is an exciting time for Greenlight Networks as we expand our team to ensure all of the right individuals are in place. This strategic expansion allows us to further accelerate our brand initiatives and our overall mission of fiber network expansion to communities that need it most,” adds Murphy.


About Greenlight Networks
Greenlight Networks is an ultra-high-speed, broadband service provider, offering residential and small business customers Internet speeds up to 5 Gigabits per second. Greenlight Networks was founded in 2011 and builds, owns, and operates a fiber-optic network that provides extremely high-speed Internet connections. The company’s high-speed fiber Internet network is currently available to more than 150,000 homes in 24 municipalities in the Rochester, Buffalo, Binghamton, and Albany areas. For more information, visit or find it on, and @GreenlightFiber on Twitter.