The internet service provider Greenlight started to build infrastructure in Greece Tuesday, as many folks are still waiting for their service several months after they signed up for it.
For most people who sign up for internet and they instantly get it. But it’s a different case for Greenlight. According to the company, they have to dig and lay down their own fiber-optic network in neighborhoods for the very first time. Which perhaps is one of the reasons why customers have not received their service yet.
“We’re continuing to employ resources to get this done as quickly as possible,” said Mark Murphy, CEO & President of Greenlight.
Since launching in Greece last year, the internet provider had to jump through hoops to get permits and said it’s been a challenge to find contractors to work with them. However, Murphy says this year they’ve doubled the number of contractors.
“They are doing both underground and aerial construction,” said Murphy. “We’ve also with the people we brought in-house that’s allowed us to deploy and file to get on the poles more quickly and get in more places.”
The company says they’ve hired installation and repair technicians that’ll be going out to people’s yards and homes installing their own cable.
Greenlight said they’ll continue to build their fiber-optic network in Greece thought the year targeting the high demand areas. They expect to finish cable installations the Janes/Kirk area by June.