FLTG: Internet and Phone Services

VICTOR, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2009 — The village of Victor, N.Y. has selected Finger Lakes Technologies Group Inc. for broadband Internet and telephone services, due to the tremendous cost-savings offered by FLTG compared to other regional telecommunications providers.By contracting with FLTG, the village expects to save more than 25 percent in its current telephone fees and approximately 30 percent in Internet service compared to other providers’ proposals. In addition, the village of Victor becomes the first municipality to link to the Ontario County fiber ring. Consisting of nearly 180 miles of fiber-optic cable, the network is designed to provide seamless voice, data and Internet connectivity throughout the county.Under the terms of the service contract, which was unanimously approved by village trustees, FLTG will provide telephone and Internet services to the Village Hall, Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Fire Hall over the next three years.“We carefully examined our telecommunications options, with the primary goal of saving money for village taxpayers,” said Victor Mayor John S. Holden. “FLTG was the clear choice for us because of the cost-savings for taxpayers and the company’s long-standing track record of outstanding quality. It is also important that we are doing business with a company headquartered in our area.”“FLTG is delighted that the village of Victor has selected us for its telephone and Internet needs,” said Paul H. Griswold, president and CEO, Finger Lakes Technologies Group. “We look forward to helping Mayor Holden and the village in their effort to save tax dollars. In addition to saving money, the village will also benefit from our company’s more than a century of expertise and experience, as well as our state-of-the-art services.”“The Fiber Ring Corporation is excited to see the village of Victor and FLTG partner and save taxpayer funds,” said Ed Hemminger, CEO, Finger Lakes Regional Telecommunications Development Corporation. “The vision of the fiber ring has always been to bring cost-reducing competition into the county. This is proof that the vision is beginning to be realized.” The village of Victor (www.victorny.org) currently has a population of more than 2,400 people, and it employs 15 people.About Finger Lakes Technologies Group Inc.Finger Lakes Technologies Group (www.fltg.com) is one of an elite group of Western New York companies certified to provide the convergence of voice, data, video and Internet technologies. Its 100-year history in telecommunications provides unparalleled experience in Voice over Internet Protocol telephony. A Cisco premier certified partner, FLTG is a subsidiary of Ontario and Trumansburg Telephone Companies.FLTG and OTTC are playing vital roles in the Ontario County fiber-optic ring project. FLTG is providing voice and data services as the county’s first major wireline Internet provider, while OTTC is leasing approximately seven miles of its fiber cable to provide redundant ring connectivity. Headquartered in the village of Victor, N.Y., FLTG and its parent companies also have offices in Buffalo, Phelps and Trumansburg, and employ more than 75 people.

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