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Attaching fiber to utility poles is part of Upstate Fiber Networks’ broadband rollout

The utility pole work you’re seeing in the city and town of Geneva is part of a plan to expand high speed internet availability.

Finger Lakes Partners (Billboard)

Upstate Fiber Network, which is owned by Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Company, is installing their fiber connections on the poles. We talked recently with company President Paul Griswold, who told us getting his company’s fiber onto utility poles can be a complicated and expensive proposition.


If it’s determined that there’s not enough space on an existing pole for the fiber attachment, a new pole must be installed. UFN is doing similar work in surrounding Finger Lakes communities, as well. The company’s fiber broadband service should be available in Geneva by next month.

Click the link to listen to our full Inside the FLX conversation with Paul Griswold.

Related: INSIDE THE FLX: Paul Griswold and the growth of Upstate Fiber Networks (podcast)