Partners with South Line Fire District No.10 for Network Hub; Fiber Internet Available to nearly 10,000 Homes in 2022
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y., January 12, 2022 – Greenlight Networks, New York State’s fastest Internet provider, today announced that it is bringing its 100% fiber-to-the-home network to Cheektowaga with service available starting this Spring. By year-end 2022, Greenlight’s high-speed Internet service is expected to be available to nearly 10,000 homes in Cheektowaga. The company is investing more than $1 million in the infrastructure of the network for the town, creating jobs and work for local contractors in the process.
Greenlight is partnering with South Line Fire District No.10 in Cheektowaga to host its network equipment in exchange for complimentary high-speed fiber broadband service at Station #1 on French Rd and its training facility on Boxwood. Construction of Greenlight’s network is well underway in the neighborhoods surrounding the fire department. Residents in these areas are now able to place pre-orders for high-speed Internet service which is expected to be available in the coming months.
“It has become clear that internet is not just a quality-of-life issue, but a fast, reliable connection for every family is necessary for learning and working,” said Town Supervisor Diane Benczkowski. “Greenlight’s high-speed fiber represents a major investment in our community. We welcome Greenlight Networks and appreciate the benefits they are bringing to our residents.”
Assistant Fire Chief Douglas Wilkowski added, “The arrangement we have with Greenlight to house its network equipment is a valuable one not just for our fire district, but for our neighbors as well as it allows Greenlight’s outstanding service to become available to our area.”
Cheektowaga Town Council Member Brian Pilarski has been working with Greenlight to bring its service to the Town. “For years we’ve watched as fiber providers have bypassed Cheektowaga. Having a new fiber optic internet provider come to Cheektowaga and offer higher speeds and lower costs is exactly what our residents need,” explained Pilarksi. “The value and the competition Greenlight brings is a significant benefit for consumers.”
Greenlight currently provides service in the Upper and Lower West Side neighborhoods in the City of Buffalo with construction underway in the Elmwood Village, Elmwood, and Forest neighborhoods. The Town of Cheektowaga marks its first expansion in the Buffalo/Niagara region beyond the city.
“We are excited to announce the expansion of fiber high-speed broadband into Cheektowaga,” said Mark Murphy, CEO of Greenlight Networks. “This network of the future will help foster additional growth and economic development for the area.”
Greenlight’s fiber optic network will deliver data speeds as high as 2 Gbps, with a base speed of 500 Mbps upload and download for $50 a month. Greenlight’s Internet service is five times faster and 25 percent less expensive than the incumbent cable provider, with no contracts, taxes, or hidden fees. Fiber internet provides the best possible online experience for gaming or streaming high-quality video and supports simultaneous high-speed connections across multiple devices.
Cheektowaga residents can visit Greenlight’s Buffalo Region Neighborhood Status Page to learn more about Greenlight’s progress in their neighborhood, sign-up and receive construction updates.
About Greenlight Networks: Greenlight Networks is an ultra-high-speed, broadband service provider, offering residential and small business customers Internet speeds up to 2 Gigabit per second. Greenlight Networks was founded in 2011 in Rochester, N.Y. Tom Golisano acquired a controlling interest in Greenlight Networks in mid-2018. Since then, Greenlight has tripled its staff and brought high-speed fiber internet to nearly 70,000 homes in 20 municipalities. The company builds, owns, and operates its fiber-optic networks to provide amazingly fast Internet connections to its customers. For more information on the company, visit GreenlightNetworks.com or find it on Facebook.com/GreenlightNetworks, and @GreenlightFiber on Twitter.