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President's Message 2014

This is an exciting time at the Finger Lakes Technologies Group’s family of companies. We continue to serve more customers through tremendous sales results. We continue to receive accolades and awards from independent industry groups, and we continue to enter into new markets for future growth.

I am delighted to share our most recent company news:

FLTG Recognized as a Broadband Champion

During the second New York State Broadband Summit, the NYS Broadband Office recognized FLTG as a “broadband champion.” FLTG was honored for its fiber-optic network and for “performing outstanding work in the industry and having made a significant impact on advancing broadband access and adoption in New York.” The Broadband Summit brought together more than 300 national, state, and local broadband leaders and decision-makers to discuss emerging technologies and exciting industry developments.

CRN Top 500 Solution Provider
In addition to being honored for our impact on broadband, FLTG also was named to the 2014 Solution Provider 500 (SP500) list by CRN magazine, a top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. FLTG placed #481 on the list, which ranks the top North American revenue-generating technology integrators whose forward-thinking approach to the channel has helped them evolve and thrive in today’s cloud and services-driven IT era

We are thrilled to earn this prestigious distinction as a CRN Top 500 Solutions Provider. This ranking is the result of our talented employees meeting the needs of our customers by providing the right products and services.

Phil Yawman Named Senior VP of Business Development

Philip Yawman, a former Frontier Communications executive, has joined FLTG as senior vice president of business development. Phil is a dynamic leader and innovator, with more than 25 years of telecom industry experience. Our company and our customers will benefit from Phil's proven skills in business development, market expansion, mergers and acquisitions, and sales at some of the area’s top companies in our industry – such as Frontier Greater Rochester, Choice One Communications Inc., Rocket Broadband Networks Inc., and ACC Corporation.

Binghamton Expansion

FLTG extended our fiber-optic network and will be opening a new office in Binghamton. As a result, business customers in the Binghamton area can access our broadband Internet, cloud, voice and data solutions. Our 2,000-mile, fiber-optic network – the largest privately owned fiber network in New York state – now connects 26 communities in New York State. Click here to view our latest fiber map.

New Front Desk Ambassador

When you visit our headquarters, a new receptionist will greet you at the front desk. Our new corporate receptionist is Lauren Bauerlein, who previously served as a local service specialist. Lauren is taking over front-desk duties from Jolene Pleuger, who was promoted to corporate events and logistics administration.

New Product Offerings Update

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! More information will be coming out in the coming months.

New Employees
Please join me in welcoming the following new employees to our companies:

  • Alden Ainsworth- Customer Support Specialist
  • Josh Bailey - Line Crew
  • Chris Baker - Facilities Specialist
  • Chris Weber - Project Manager
  • Mark Ellison- CAD Specialist
  • Dwight Jones - Customer Support Specialist
  • Huy Nguyen- Senior Network Analyst
  • Adam Riveria - Cad Specialist
  • Tim Touhsaent - IT Engineer
    Thank you for your continued support of, and interest in, FLTG and our family of companies.


Paul H. Griswold
President and CEO


Paul H. Griswold
President and CEO