President’s Message 2016
2016 has been another great year for Finger Lakes Technologies Groups’ family of companies. We are excited to continue to Unleash the Power of the Network in 2017, and continue to grow our fiber network across New York State and Northern Pennsylvania. We are committed to giving our customers the best services and business solutions in the telecommunications industry.
I am delighted to share the latest exciting company news:
Look up for Breast Cancer
FLTG is partnering with the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester (BCCR) to launch our ‘Look Up for Breast Cancer’ campaign. FLTG will be changing their fiber tags to bright pink with the Breast Cancer logo in the Monroe County Area and donating money to BCCR for each tag that is replaced.
FLTG has completed a significant expansion of our fiber optic network in 2016. We are excited to announce our expansion into Binghamton connecting our existing Binghamton network to Syracuse and network expansion into Monroe County. With these two projects completed, we have increased our network by more than 300 miles, bringing our total network size to over 2,500 miles.
Here is our latest fiber map:
- We are so proud that FLTG was named one of the Top Work Places and #18 for Best Companies to work for in New York State!
- FLTG is proud to be named one of the Top Work Places by the Democrat and Chronicle for a second year in a row!
Thank you to our great employees!
What’s New at FLTG Park?
FLTG is excited to share some updates about the FLTG Park! FLTG is constantly upgrading and evolving our co-location facility to give you the best service possible.
Here are a few of our latest upgrades:
FLTG installed a new Kohler generator increasing our generator capacity from 125 kW to 300 kW. We also upgraded the electric service throughout FLTG Park allowing us to support additional generators and additional capacity when needed. By upgrading the generator and the infrastructure supporting it, FLTG is positioned to respond rapidly to our partners power needs.
Increased UPS Capacity
FLTG added a Liebert APM UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), adding additional redundancy and capacity to support continued growth. The Liebert APM UPS is an in-line, double conversion, scalable UPS. This allows FLTG to add incremental capacity to ensure that we are able to rapidly scale our UPS capacity to ensure our partners consistently receive clean power at all times.
FLTG installed multiple Liebert CRV Row-Based air conditioners. The CRV uses a digital scroll variable capacity compressor as well as variable speed fans to provide efficient cooling where it is needed. The Liebert CRV units communicate with each other to ensure that they are working together to provide efficient, resilient, scalable cooling where it is needed. By using row-based cooling FLTG is able to add cooling where and when it is needed.
FLTG Park Video
FLTG has recently completed a video showcasing the features of FLTG Park.
I am excited to announce our customer referral program. You can earn credits on your monthly bill by simply referring customers to FLTG. If they purchase services, you can earn money.
FLTG is proud to be offering HCS FX. HCS FX is a cloud based hosted telephone & video experience that can be used anywhere, any time on any device!
Please join me in congratulating the following staff on their promotions:
- Ashley Gustafson – Marketing & Communications Coordinator
- Jolene Pfleuger – Events & Logistics Coordinator
- Lauren Bauerlein – Sales & Contracts Coordinator
- Ray Brzezinski – Director, Sales
- Mike Griswold – Director, Solutions Engineering
- Jessica Nava – Director, Business Development
- Russ Chase – Director, Sales
- Brittney Heimes – Specialist, Human Resources & Communications
- Alden Ainsworth – Specialist, Senior Customer Support
Thank you for your continued support of, and interest in, FLTG and our family of companies.
Paul H. Griswold
President and CEO