In April 2010, Senator Schumer called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to examine the success of the Ontario County fiber ring and consider it a national model as the FCC begins its push to bring ultra-high-speed broadband to 100 million homes by 2020. "The difference between economic success and failure in the digital world will be in large part determined by access to high-speed broadband," Schumer said. "We must make sure that the groundbreaking achievements by Ontario County do not go ignored, but rather are spread to the surrounding areas and the rest of the state so we can attract business, foster high-tech companies and push the state's economy into the 21st century."
Axcess Ontario is a is a not-for-profit development corporation created to develop and manage an open-access fiber-optic backbone initially in Ontario County.
Finger lakes regional telecommunications development corporation