Southern Tier Network

About Us

 The Southern Tier Network, Inc. (STN) is a not-for-profit, open access optical  optical fiber network that was created in January 2011 through a partnership of Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board, 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  

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.


For more information or questions contact:

Marcia Weber
STN Chair
8 Denison Parkway East, Suite 310
Corning, New York 14830
P: 607.962.5092     F: 607.962.3400

Steve Manning

8 Denison Parkway East, Suite 310
Corning, New York 14830
P:  607.962.5092 x 201 F:  607.962.3400

Joseph Starks
ECC Technologies
2136 Five Mile Line Road
Penfield, New York 14526
P: 585.377.1850    F: 585.377.6759