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FLTG to provide DIRECTV service

Finger Lakes Technologies Group Inc. (fltg.com) and Cypher Communications LLC (cyphercommunications.net) announced today a strategic partnership to provide DIRECTV® to business customers in New York state.Through this partnership, FLTG’s commercial customers — such as hotels, colleges, office buildings, restaurants, apartment complexes, and health care and senior housing facilities — can purchase DIRECTV at a lower cost than cable television offerings, with more than 100 high-definition channels.FLTG and Cypher typically can provide the DIRECTV service over the organization’s existing internal cabling infrastructure. Customers also will benefit from greater bandwidth, utilizing FLTG’s broadband Internet service.“FLTG and Cypher Communications is an extremely powerful combination for commercial customers,” said Paul H. Griswold, president and CEO, Finger Lakes Technologies Group Inc. “Business customers now can take advantage of FLTG’s affordable and convenient triple package of satellite TV, broadband Internet and state-of-the-art telephone services. This partnership marries FLTG’s more than 100 years of telecom and technology experience with Cypher’s leadership in the design and installation of satellite systems.” “This partnership will allow us to provide state-of-the-art programming and Internet service to Upstate New York and the Southern Tier,” said Cypher Communications President Vic Cypher. “Our ability to provide unparalleled service and support will give the lodging, institution and commercial markets in these areas a higher level of service that they are not getting now. Cypher Communications looks forward to assisting FLTG in becoming a dominate presence with DIRECTV and Internet and phone service all in one package.”About Finger Lakes Technologies Group Inc.Finger Lakes Technologies Group Inc. (www.fltg.com) provides state-of-the-art voice, data and Internet solutions to business customers across New York state. The company is certified in all Cisco technologies, and it has built its own 1,300-mile, fiber-optic network to serve New York state. A subsidiary of Ontario and Trumansburg Telephone Companies, FLTG brings to its customers a more-than-100-year history in telecommunications. Headquartered in Victor, N.Y., FLTG and its parent companies employ more than 100 people combined and have offices in Phelps, Trumansburg and Buffalo.About Cypher CommunicationsCypher Communications LLC (cyphercommunications.net) meets the growing need for high-quality design and installation of low-voltage infrastructure, control automation and distributed audio/video in the commercial, institutional, multiple dwelling unit and custom residential market. Cypher’s team has a combined experience of more than 60 years in the development, electrical and low-voltage arena. A certified DIRECTV dealer, the company specializes in the design, installation and deployment of DIRECTV DRE and COM1000 systems and provides satellite and networking solutions for the commercial, lodging and institution, and MDU fields. Cypher Communications has offices in Chicago and Pittsford, N.Y.

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