By Susan Elise Campbell
The fastest internet service available in New York state is now in Clifton Park with plans to grow into other upstate communities, according to Mark Murphy, founder and chief executive officer of Greenlight Networks.
Murphy has a long career in telecommunications and cable services, including building fiber networks around the state and helping start Spectrum’s digital phone business, he said. Now the company he launched in 2011 in the Rochester area is competing for internet customers in the Capital District.
“Greenlight’s high-speed fiber optics network service is five times faster than the incumbent internet cable provider,” Murphy said. “Fiber optics do a fantastic job transferring data efficiently and almost at the speed of light.”
Murphy also said Greenlight costs 25 percent less because there are no contracts, taxes, or hidden fees.
“We’re simply selling the fastest technology available for $50 a month,” he said.
Fiber internet supports simultaneous high-speed connections across multiple devices. While Greenlight’s target market is fiber-to-home, Murphy said the company is also focusing on small businesses, as the high-speed needs of larger companies and institutions are already being met.