OGDENSBURG –Slic Network Solutions, a local provider of phone and high-speed Internet services, began work today on a fiber optic network throughout the business areas of the city.
With existing fiber networks in Canton, Massena and Potsdam, expansion will allow existing customers with multiple-locations to extend their network connections to their Ogdensburg sites.
In addition to providing services to existing customers, Slic's services represent both financial and technical advantages for area businesses.
When compared to other national providers, Slic Network Solutions' services typically represent a 25-30% savings.
"In addition to being competitively priced, we also offer services that other providers simply cannot," stated Phil Wagschal, President of Slic Network Solutions. "We can offer faster internet speeds, secure virtual LANs and other network and consulting services that are not available anywhere else in the North Country. We are excited to offer these services to Ogdensburg businesses providing them the competitive edge they need in today's market."
As with their other projects, Slic looks to partner with local municipalities; and educational, health and financial institutions.
When asked what opportunity this represents for the area, Ogdensburg City Manager, Arthur J. Sciorra said, "I am excited about this project getting underway. The last mile goes by many names around the country and it represents an important step for us in being a business friendly city. High-speed data transfer is a critical part of being a competitive business-ready community. The city is pleased to partner with Slic Network Solutions in keeping Ogdensburg as a leader in business forward innovations."
Construction of the approximately 12 mile fiber network will continue throughout the months of November and December and service is expected to be ready in early January.
Businesses and organizations wishing to learn more about Slic Network Solutions and their services should contact their customer service department which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by calling (866) 261-7518 and pressing option 1.
A map of the project can be found at www.slic.com/maps.html.