OTTC Completes Fiber to the Home Build in Phelps & Clifton Springs NY

Phelps, NY, January 10, 2019 – Ontario Trumansburg Telephone Companies (OTTC) is proud to announce that they have completed their Fiber to the Home (FTTH) build in both Phelps and Clifton Springs, NY. This technology allows residents to experience the convenience of their own high-speed internet connection separate from cable, so outside elements such as bad weather or too many users slowing down internet speeds is nonexistent. OTTC is also the first independent telephone company in Upstate New York to implement the new FlexNAP™ system from Corning, a leading innovator in materials science, into their FTTH build. This system allows for faster, more reliable fiber installation to both homes and businesses.

Paul H. Griswold, President and CEO of OTTC says, “We’re on the cutting edge of fiber technology, and partnerships like the one we have with Corning Fiber have allowed us to provide the highest quality of service to our customers. OTTC has been building fiber to the home (FTTH) to the residents of Phelps and Clifton Springs since this past July 2018. Thanks to the advanced technology we use, our first customer in Phelps was live on our fiber network on August 27, 2018. At this point, both communities of Phelps and Clifton villages have access to fiber to their homes.”

OTTC has been owned and operated by the Griswold family since 1920, and now has 5 generations operating the company, known for its innovative communication solutions. In keeping with the technological times, the company has undergone many evolutions. This has allowed it to provide customers with high-quality communication services.

To meet the advancing needs of customers, Paul Griswold founded Finger Lakes Technologies Group (FLTG) in 1995. In 1999 the company became one of the earliest Cisco partners, and by the year 2000 the company had become a premier Cisco partner with over 100 Cisco Certifications. In 2014 FLTG received the New York State Broadband Award for Fiber Innovation. FLTG serviced over 75 cities and was the recipient of Top Work Place Awards for New York State in 2015, 2016, and 2017. In 2017, FLTG was sold to FirstLight, but remains under family management. Now known as OTTC, the company continues to provide the largest privately owned fiber network in Upstate NY.

This winter, the Trumansburg branch of OTTC will be continuing to expand their FTTH build into Trumansburg, Ovid, Interlaken and Romulus, deploying the same fiber FlexNap technology used in Phelps and Clifton Springs. By spring, most of the Trumansburg area is slated to have fiber to the home.

About OTTC

The Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Companies (OTTC) and their subsidiaries form the largest independently-owned telephone Company in New York State, providing phone and internet services to more than 12,000 residential and business customers. Founded in 1920, OTTC is a five generation, family-led business that keeps innovation at its core with nearly 100 years of experience. OTTC offers services in Phelps, Clifton Springs, Trumansburg, Interlaken, Ovid and Romulus.