Greenlight Networks now the Rochester airport internet provider, boosting speeds for free


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Greenlight Networks is now the internet provider for the Greater Rochester International Airport.

The free internet service for travelers from Greenlight launched at the airport last week, and officials say the speeds are 100 times faster than the previous provider.

“Our Greenlight wifi service is going to provide speeds up to 500 mb per second and what that means to travelers is it is a 100 times faster than what they have receive a few weeks ago,” Greenlight Networks President and CEO Mark Murphy said.

“For those looking to download movies before you jump on a flight or that very important file you need to work on … You’ll be able to do that now 100 times faster than before.”

Murphy said that Greenlight provides some of the fastest internet speeds in the country. “We believe that right now ROC has the faster wifi available of any airport in the country and possibly the world and that’s a big deal for us.”

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello said the expansion of internet services come at a time when communities all over the world have had a greater dependence on online technology as COVID-19 forced the world to shift to digital.

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“Greenlight is one of the fastest growing businesses here in our region and their products are always in high demand and they really made their mark and built their reputation in our community to offer customers a service that’s reliable, fast and necessity in our community particularly in this time of COVID-19,” Bello said.

“Were just into 2021 but it wasn’t that long ago that Greenlight announced a new headquarters in Henrietta.”

In October of 2020, the company announced its new headquarters would be a $46 million project — aiming to add 93 new jobs.

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