Greenlight Networks opens new offices, commits to 93 new jobs
High speed internet service provider Greenlight Networks has opened its new corporate headquarters in Henrietta, Empire State Development officials said. The 20,000 square-foot facility on East Henrietta Road, houses company leadership, administration, customer support and engineering teams along with its recently formed joint venture, Greenlight LeChase Construction. The project is estimated at $46 million.
Greenlight Networks has also committed to creating up to 93 new jobs. The company currently has 78 employees, up from 53 a year ago.
“Greenlight Networks’ decision to further grow its state-of-the-art business in Upstate New York is a great example of how our economy can build back better and stronger than before,” said Eric Gertler, Empire State Development acting commissioner and president and CEO-designate. “ Through the Governor’s focused efforts to fuel the revitalization of the regional economy, tech companies are leveraging local talent and resources to create the jobs and market opportunities of tomorrow.”
Founded in 2011, Greenlight Networks is an ultra-high-speed, broadband service provider, offering residential and small business customers Internet speeds up to a 2 Gigabit per second (2,000 Mbps). The company builds, owns and operates its fiber-optic networks to provide high speed Internet connections to its customers. Greenlight Networks currently serves many areas throughout Monroe County. Last December, the company also announced a $100 million incremental investment by controlling equity partner Tom Golisano to expand its high-speed fiber Internet network in the Buffalo Niagara Region and plans to have services available there in the second quarter of 2021.
“Our company was founded in Rochester and continues to grow our headquarters and our network footprint here thanks to the breadth of experienced telecom and internet professionals in the region and the available talent pool being cultivated at area colleges and universities including the Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Geneseo, Monroe Community College and the University of Rochester,” said Mark Murphy, president and CEO of Greenlight Networks. “Contributing to our growth in this area is also the overwhelming support of our customers and increasing demand from prospective customers who need access to high speed internet now more than ever.”