Highest Internet Speeds Available in New York State Coming Soon to Buffalo’s East Side
Greenlight Networks investing $2 million to bring high-speed fiber Internet into East Buffalo, creating new opportunities for education, economic growth in historically underserved neighborhood
BUFFALO, NY (JULY 27, 2023) – Greenlight Networks, the leading provider of high-speed fiber Internet services in New York State, is investing $2 million to expand its network into East Buffalo. This is part of a larger $20 million commitment Greenlight is making to the Greater Buffalo area in 2023 to bring fast, affordable Internet to more communities in our region. By prioritizing Buffalo’s East Side, more than 2,000 additional homes will have state-of-the-art connectivity by the end of the year.
“Part of our mission at Greenlight Networks is providing access to high-speed Internet so community members can live, work and play without limits,” said Mark Murphy, CEO of Greenlight Networks. “High-speed Internet is essential for families and it’s why expanding into East Buffalo is a top priority for us.”
Greenlight is grateful to Say Yes Buffalo for hosting its network equipment at its home base on Jefferson Avenue in exchange for complimentary high-speed Internet. Greenlight has established similar partnerships with 716 Ministries and Village Church on Buffalo’s West Side. Additionally, the company works with Mission Ignite to educate residents about the benefits of fiber Internet and available federal government programs like the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Other valued partners include the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and Elmwood Village Association.
Greenlight has established itself as a trusted provider of reliable and affordable high-speed Internet in Western New York, with more than 14,000 homes in the Greater Bufalo area already connected. Right now, in addition to the buildout beginning in East Buffalo, construction is underway on nearly 6,000 additional homes including: North Tonawanda, Buffalo’s West Side, Cheektowaga, and Buffalo’s Elmwood Village.
To celebrate the network expansion, Greenlight will be hosting a community pop-up event this afternoon, July 27, at Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Branch Library which is located at 1324 Jefferson Avenue.
A technician will be on hand to talk about the installation process and answer any questions related to Greenlight’s fiber services. No registration is required to attend.
Community members will have a chance to win raffle prizes and sample local treats between the hours of 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. while supplies last. Anyone who places an order for Greenlight service at the event will get a coupon to Golden Cup Coffee, located across the street from the library.
Greenlight also participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program or ACP, a government assistance program that offers eligible households up to $30/month toward Internet bills, free installation and a discount of up to $100 on the purchase a new computer or tablet.
The ACP program recently expanded eligibility to:
- anyone receiving WIC benefits;
- anyone with an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level;
- and those who have received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year.
Detailed information about eligibility and the program can be found at www.greenlightnetworks.com/acp/.
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 140,000 homes in 23 municipalities in the Rochester, Buffalo, Binghamton, and Albany areas. For more information, visit GreenlightNetworks.com or find it on Facebook.com/GreenlightNetworks, and @GreenlightFiber on Twitter.