Iberdrola USA, parent company of Rochester Gas & Electric
Iberdrola USA signed on to the fiber ring, enabling the energy company’s Rochester Gas & Electric utility to enhance communications among 10 of its facilities in Ontario County. Under terms of the agreement, Iberdrola will lease Axcess Ontario’s fiber for the next 20 years. Iberdrola and Axcess Ontario are continuing to discuss additional opportunities as well. “This investment will allow Iberdrola to provide improved services to businesses and residents throughout the community,” said Dan Hucko, director of media relations at Iberdrola USA. “The agreement also allows our company to hold the line on costs. If we did not have access to the fiber ring, we would either have to invest in the infrastructure ourselves, increasing our capital costs or see our monthly telecommunications costs rise dramatically.”
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