Southern Tier Network has created a
state-of-the-art fiber ring technology
at the highest available
Who We Are
The Southern Tier Network, Inc. (STN) is a not-for-profit, open access optical fiber network that was created in January 2011 through a partnership of Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development, Corning Incorporated, and Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben Counties.
The network was built to support the needs of public safety, improve broadband access in the rural areas, increase competition and the level of telecommunications services throughout the region, and create a globally competitive advantage for job creation in the Southern Tier Central region.
These improvements are underway. The network is already working with service providers to bring fiber to their cell towers, which will improve services for consumers in our region and which also brings the fiber out into the rural and underserved areas of the counties. This resource is being marketed for local and regional economic development as well as public safety, education, municipal government, and health care. For more information, interested entities can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In December 2013, STN was awarded $5,000,000 in NY Empire State Development funds to extend its fiber ring into Tioga and Broome Counties, including connections to Cornell, Binghamton and Alfred Universities.
In partnership with Yates County, STN is extending its Open Access dark fiber infrastructure through Yates County, making connections into the communities of Geneva, Penn Yan, Watkins Glen, Branchport and Dundee.
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The STN backbone fiber ring extension is now complete! The newly constructed STN East expansion has increased the entire STN network to 500+ miles of state-of-the-art 144/288 strand fiber. We now have a contiguous network of dark fiber running through six counties! (see maps below)
The foresight and collaboration exhibited between Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates, Broome, and Tioga counties has created a municipal based dark-fiber (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_fibre) network interconnecting these upstate New York counties to create a unique asset focused on enhancing community, civic, and organizational broadband services.
The network is fully operational and has attracted numerous carrier and enterprise class customers that connect and provide services to our communities, businesses, corporations, health care providers, and educational organizations (Higher Ed and K-12).
All inquiries about the STN open access dark fiber network can be sent to:
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