Shentel expands Glo Fiber network to Roanoke, VA

June 2, 2021
High-speed fiber-optic network expansion will bring Internet speeds of up to 2 Gbps to Roanoke.

Glo Fiber (Edinburg, VA), a service brand powered by Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel/NASDAQ: SHEN), today announced availability of its fiber-optic network in the city of Roanoke, Virginia, to residential and business customers.

Launched in 2019, Glo Fiber delivers next-generation fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) gigabit broadband Internet access, live streaming TV and digital home phone service to the Virginia communities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Front Royal, Winchester, and, more recently, Salem.

As explained by a company statement:

With a belief that everybody deserves better Internet, Glo Fiber leverages Shentel's 6,800-mile regional fiber network to ensure high speeds, low latency, and fair pricing. In addition, Shentel prides itself on providing superior local customer service across all of its markets including the growing list of Glo Fiber communities.

"We are proud to have built the most advanced fiber network that will provide families and businesses with gigabit and symmetrical broadband," said Chris Kyle, Vice President of Industry and Regulatory Affairs of Shentel. "Especially now, broadband is critical for working and learning from home. We are excited about this investment in Roanoke and being able to support the area's growing economic development."

Glo Fiber offers three tiers of symmetrical fiber high speed Internet access, streaming TV and unlimited local and long distance phone service. 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. Glo notes its pricing is all-inclusive with no additional fees or surcharges excluding taxes.

"We welcome Shentel to Roanoke and are very excited to add their service as an option for our residents. This project adds even more depth to our growing infrastructure and we are thrilled by the investment they have made in our city," said Bob Cowell, Roanoke's City Manager.

Visit www.glofiber.com. For more information, visit www.shentel.com or call 1-800-SHENTEL (1-800-743-6835).

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