GREECE, NY -- Greenlight Networks, the fastest fiber-to-the home provider in New York State, and the Town of Greece today announced that nearly 2,900 Greece residents now have access to Greenlight's fiber-to-the home high-speed Internet service. Greenlight has completed construction and is actively installing service in the Janes/Kirk (phase 1), Dorsey and Hampton/Latta Greenlight Districts.
Greenlight also announced that is starting construction to expand it high-speed fiber-optic network to 3,400 additional households in parts of Greece. Construction is already underway in the Greenlight Districts of Janes/Kirk Phase 2 and Stone Ridge and the company plans to start construction in Ridgemont East and Barnard North in the coming months.
"I am excited to join Greenlight Networks in announcing that services are now accessible to 2,900 households in the Town of Greece! We are excited for our neighbors who are in the installation phases and for the 3,400 additional households where construction will soon begin," said Greece Town Supervisor William Reilich.
Greece resident Jason Klotz lives in the Hampton/Latta Greenlight District.
"Since being installed with Greenlight we have been receiving impeccable speeds of 500 Mbps. No more lag, delays or access issues and we stream 100% of our entertainment," she said. "Greenlight has made a major improvement in the quality of life for our family. We are getting significantly more than ever before for less money."
Added Greenlight Networks President and CEO Mark Murphy: "The Klotz family of Greece is part of a growing trend as millions of cable and satellite subscribers have 'cut the cord' and switched to video streaming. We've devoted a new section of our website to cord cutting information and resources. This trend is clearly contributing to the demand we are seeing for our fiber Internet service..."
Building Greenlight's fiber network involves significant design, planning and construction work to lay hundreds of miles of new fiber-optic cable, which supports much higher data transmission speeds than traditional networks. Greenlight worked with several departments within the Town of Greece during the construction process to help facilitate its fiber network expansion.
"We've made important improvements and progress in our ability to build our fiber optic network underground which we are doing in parts of Greece. We've brought in more contractors and implemented new and more efficient methods to get to additional neighborhoods more quickly. Fiber optic networking is amazing technology and although the construction process is extremely arduous, we are working hard to connect more and more homes directly to our fiber network every day," explained Murphy.
It wasn't long ago that TV was ranked by subscribers as the most important service in the bundle provided by their communications service provider (CSP). Recent research indicates that for nearly three quarters of subscribers, broadband is now the most important service. Broadcast TV is the most important service to only 15% of North American consumers, replaced by OTT video streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+. In addition, many different competitors are moving aggressively to stake a claim in consumers' homes.
In 2020, CSPs need to fight back by transforming their business models, which are becoming more reliant on a single source of revenue: fixed broadband services.
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