Greenlight Networks and LeChase announce JV to accelerate fiber broadband network expansion

By December 3, 2019 December 9th, 2019 Press Releases, Rochester, N.Y.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., December 3, 2019 – Greenlight Networks, the fastest fiber-to-the-home provider in New York State, and LeChase Construction Services, LLC, a full-service general construction and construction management firm, today announced a joint venture under which LeChase will assume construction management for the expansion of Greenlight’s fiber optic network. This joint venture, called Greenlight LeChase, will significantly accelerate the build-out of Greenlight’s fiber optic network in Rochester and across upstate New York.

Greenlight LeChase logoGreenlight will select the districts for the expansion of its network, create the network design and manage the preconstruction requirements. LeChase will then handle contracting and management of subcontractors, ensuring that multiple concurrent construction projects stay on time and on budget. This model will bring significant speed and scale to the expansion of Greenlight’s network and high-speed Internet service offerings.

“There is no doubt that demand for higher-speed internet outstrips supply. Consumers in Rochester and across our state are seeking better alternatives. This joint venture positions us to address that growing demand more quickly with the fastest fiber internet available,” said Mark Murphy, president and CEO of Greenlight Networks.  “We are proud to partner with LeChase, a leader in the construction industry for the past 75 years. LeChase is based in Rochester and already operates in markets we are considering expanding to in the future.”

“LeChase has decades of proven and valuable expertise in key areas including construction management, project management, materials management and vendor management,” added Murphy.  “They will be able to tap into their long-established network of tradespeople and technical resources across New York State to allow us to simultaneously build across multiple markets.”

William H. Goodrich, LeChase CEO and managing partner, added, “LeChase is excited to partner with an emerging and award-winning firm like Greenlight. This joint venture will provide extremely fast and affordable Internet service for consumers in Rochester and other communities across New York State.”

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photos from the Greenlight LeChase press conference

About Greenlight Networks, LLC
Greenlight Networks is an ultra-high-speed, broadband service provider, offering residential and small business customers Internet speeds up to 2 Gigabit per second (2,000 Mbps). Based in Rochester, NY and founded in 2011, the company builds, owns and operates its fiber-optic networks to provide amazingly fast Internet connections to its customers. For more information on the company, or to sign-up for service, please visit GreenlightNetworks.com or find it on Facebook.com/GreenlightNetworks, and @GreenlightFiber on Twitter.

About LeChase Construction Services, LLC
Established in 1944, LeChase prides itself on offering the capabilities of a large firm while maintaining the personalized service of a small firm. Now in its 75th year, the company ranks among the nation’s top contractors – providing general construction and construction management services in a wide range of industries and on projects of all sizes. With a team of more than 750 talented professionals striving to deliver excellence, the firm has earned a reputation for quality, safety and integrity and has doubled its annual revenue over the past decade. In addition to operations across New York State and in North Carolina, LeChase can provide resources to meet the unique needs of clients no matter where they are located.