OTTC Expands Fiber-to-the-Home Services With Corning’s Innovations

Phelps, NY, January 28, 2019 – Ontario Trumansburg Telephone Companies (OTTC) announced today it has expanded the reach of fiber optic internet-based services in and around Ovid, NY using the FlexNAP™ system from Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW), one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. OTTC, which has provided innovative communications solutions since 1920, is the first independent telephone company in Upstate New York to connect customers with the FlexNAP system, an easy-to-deploy solution that allows for faster, more reliable fiber installation to homes and businesses.

“This innovation from Corning has transformed the way we install fiber optic cable, “said Paul H. Griswold, president and CEO of OTTC. “We have already connected Clifton Springs using the FlexNAP system, and we found that it gave us optimal flexibility when it comes to servicing businesses as well as providing residential and wireless services.”

Corning’s FlexNAP system allows installers to “tap into” existing fiber cabling to easily connect homes and businesses in a process similar to plugging a lamp into an electrical outlet. This plug-and-play solution is more cost-effective and saves time compared to the traditional method of cutting into fiber optic cable and fusion splicing fibers at every connection point.

For residential OTTC customers, this means more efficient fiber-to-the-home installation and faster internet speeds. OTTC has completed its Upstate New York deployment of the FlexNAP system in Clifton Springs and plans to connect Trumansburg, Ovid, and Interlaken in 2019.

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About Ontario Trumansburg Telephone Companies

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. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ashley Gustafson at 585-313-9794 or email marketing@ottctel.com.

About Corning Incorporated

Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science, with a more than 165-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.

Corning’s capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning’s markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning’s industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.