Glo Fiber, powered by Shenandoah Telecommunications Co., has reached an agreement with municipal officials to deploy fiber-to-the-home broadband services to Mount Joy borough.
Throughout the 18- to 24-month construction process, Glo Fiber will bring a fiber network to more than 3,700 homes and businesses in the area, a release said, enabling multi-gigabit internet access with symmetrical upload and download speeds up to 5G. Glo Fiber said it can ensure high speeds, low latency and increased reliability because it uses Edinburg, Virginia-based Shentel’s 8,300-mile regional fiber network.
Engineering work is underway, and construction is scheduled to begin in late 2024.
Glo Fiber has customers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia.
“The borough looks forward to Glo Fiber operating in Mount Joy,” said Mount Joy Borough Manager Mark Pugliese. “Borough Council voted unanimously in favor of setting up a franchise agreement with Glo Fiber, permitting Glo Fiber to operate within the borough limits. In the end, our residents will have an opportunity to choose who they want to purchase services from. Up until now, there were little options.”
Added Chris Kyle, vice president of industry and regulatory affairs at Shentel: “We are excited to continue expanding our footprint in Lancaster County. Mount Joy marks our 30th franchise in Pennsylvania as we continue to bring Glo Fiber to residents and businesses throughout the commonwealth. Not surprisingly, we have seen a great response from Lancaster County localities as they realize just how crucial fiber-to-the-home infrastructure is in today’s world.”
Paula Wolf is a freelance writer