Greenlight Networks, the fastest Internet provider in New York State, has been recognized by Broadband Communities as a fiber-to-the-home leader and innovator for 2021.
According to Broadband Communities, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment in the U.S. is beginning to outpace legacy copper broadband, a trend impacting service providers and their vendor suppliers. RVA LLC’s 2021 North American FTTH forecast predicts U.S. FTTH investment of more than $60 billion in the next five years.
RVA said this latest FTTH investment cycle is driven by several factors: providing the best consumer user experience versus other broadband delivery methods such as cable coax, telecom DSL, wireless or satellite in terms of reliability; speed (upstream and downstream); and latency. For service providers, FTTH has the advantage of lowering operational costs and decreasing churn.
Greenlight Networks is a new entrant on the Broadband Communities Top 100 list. As noted in the Top 100 announcement, “Founded in 2011, Greenlight Networks began offering 1 Gbps FTTH internet service in 2012 in the Rochester area of New York state. After the company was purchased by local billionaire businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano in 2018, Greenlight began to rapidly expand across the west side of the Genesee River market and expand its workforce.”
In selecting the FTTH Top 100, among the criteria the Broadband Communities editors looked for were organizations like Greenlight Networks that advance the cause of fiber-based broadband by deploying networks that are large or ambitious, have innovative business plans, or are intended to transform local economies or improve communities’ quality of life.
More information can be found on Broadband Communities website at: https://www.bbcmag.com/tools-and-resources/ftth-top-100/2021