Greenlight Networks Receives Cornerstone Award at Broadband Communities Summit

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 4, 2022 – Greenlight Networks, New York State’s fastest Internet provider, today announced that in recognition of its expansion of fiber to the home, Greenlight has been selected as a winner of a 2022 Broadband Communities Cornerstone Award. The panel of judges, made up of editors and fiber industry experts, highlighted Greenlight’s partnership with 716 Ministries to bring affordable, 500 Mbps internet service to the repurposed rectory and campus.


In April 2021, Greenlight announced a community partnership with 716 Ministries to host network its equipment in exchange for complimentary high-speed fiber broadband service. This partnership enabled the expansion of Greenlight’s network in the neighborhoods surrounding the west side of Buffalo non-profit organization. 716 Ministries empowers individuals and transforms neighborhoods through job training, construction services, and facilities support in Western New York.


“Greenlight Networks is challenging the status quo of the broadband market, offering consumers competitively priced fiber broadband services,” said Sean Buckley, editor-in-chief for Broadband Communities. “I am honored to name Greenlight Networks as one of Broadband Communities’ 2022 Cornerstone Award winners.”


Greenlight Networks CEO Mark Murphy accepted the award via video, stating, “At Greenlight, community is one of our core values, and we take that seriously. It’s especially gratifying that we received this award for our work in Buffalo, NY — a relatively new market for us — and for our partnership with 716 Ministries there. We work hard to become active members of the communities we serve. It’s clear that fiber builds like the one Greenlight has undertaken, is changing how people work, play, and do business in our communities.”


Each year, a committee of industry leaders, analysts, and writers selected by Broadband Communities votes to bestow a half dozen or so Cornerstone Awards to private developments, municipalities, communities, companies, and individuals with outstanding accomplishments in the area of delivering telecommunications for the benefit of the end-user. Since 2004, Cornerstone awards have included recognition for the most notable deployments of Fiber-to-the-Home in the U.S. and abroad.


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., and currently provides high-speed fiber internet to approximately 80,000 homes in 20 municipalities in the Rochester, Buffalo and Binghamton areas, expanding to Albany this Fall. 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 or find it on, and @GreenlightFiber on Twitter.