Slic Network Solutions Brings Fiber Internet To Long Lake, NY

  • Slic Network Solutions
LONG LAKE, NY — Slic Network Solutions announced the completion of its fiber-optic network that brings high-speed Internet, voice and video throughout the town of Long Lake. The project, supported by a NYS Regional Council Award, delivers blazing-fast Internet service to over 750 homes and businesses in and around the hamlet. With the completion of the network, Long Lake becomes the Adirondacks' first-gigabit fiber community.

"Only recently have small towns across the country started to see fiber Internet become available from pioneering communications companies," said Phil Wagschal, president of Slic Networks. "With fiber, everything you do online will feel faster and smoother, providing the residents and businesses with the best experience available anywhere."

Gigabit fiber is already being deployed around the U.S. by Google, AT&T and other emerging providers. Those deployments are usually offered in larger, more metropolitan cities including Kansas City, Austin or Atlanta, while some communities like Chattanooga, TN have built their own gigabit networks. "Slic's efforts have brought fast and reliable services to Long Lake," said Clark Seaman, Long Lake town supervisor. "They are providing critical infrastructure for the growth and sustainment of the community as we look toward the future. And, their locally based support team has been outstanding, delivering great customer service."

Public-private Partnerships Address Access Gap
Funded by a combination of State of New York grant money and investment from Slic Network Solutions, the 30-mile project demonstrates how public-private partnerships address the access gap which many rural New York communities face. "This Regional Council Award has helped expand our network to many towns that lacked access to high-speed Internet," added Wagschal, "We believe the combination of this program, and New York State's unparalleled support, are critical elements to the economic development of the North Country."

The Long Lake project is the first of eight Slic expansion communities supported by New York State and administered by the New York State Broadband Program Office. The remaining seven build outs will bring the same fiber optic services to the northern New York communities of Minerva, Newcomb, Schroon Lake, Bellmont, Lyon Mountain, and Black Lake.

Once completed, these projects will add over 320 route miles to Slic's existing 800 miles throughout northern New York. The new projects will provide unsurpassed connectivity to over 4700 homes and businesses that lack high-speed Internet access today. Slic currently provides these advanced services to over 23 communities north of Long Lake.

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