Shentel to expand fiber-optic network in York County

Paula Wolf//August 16, 2022

Shentel to expand fiber-optic network in York County

Paula Wolf//August 16, 2022

Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. – known as Shentel – is expanding once again in central Pennsylvania, this time adding to its York County footprint.

Powered by Shentel, Glo Fiber has reached agreements with municipal officials to bring fiber-to-the-home broadband services to over 24,000 households and businesses in York Township, Dallastown borough, Red Lion borough, Yoe borough, Windsor borough, Windsor Township and Spring Garden Township.

“The franchise agreement with Shentel will provide the residents of Windsor Township with an alternative broadband company,” Jennifer Gunnet, Windsor Township manager, said in a release. “We look forward to our continued partnership with Shentel.”

Construction of the fiber network began in York Township this month and will continue into next year in the remaining boroughs and townships.

Glo Fiber will offer symmetrical, high-speed internet access, streaming TV and unlimited local and long-distance phone service to the area. Glo TV service is delivered via an app and is compatible with Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire Stick and many smart TVs with embedded streaming software. Also available will be optional wall-to-wall Wi-Fi.

“We have a long, successful history of offering fiber service to large businesses in York County,” said Chris Kyle, vice president of industry and regulatory affairs at Shentel. “It is exciting to continue this work by bringing Glo Fiber to thousands of county residents and businesses. Our network is capable of multi-gig service that will provide the speeds citizens need on a daily basis as well as offering a much-needed competitive choice.”

Shentel, which owns an extensive regional network with 7,900-plus route miles of fiber and over 220 macro cellular towers, provides broadband services to customers in the mid-Atlantic states.

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer