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PrimeLink Continues Expansion in Saratoga

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Saratoga Springs, NY- PrimeLink, Inc, a regional telecommunications company with offices in Champlain, Plattsburgh, and Queensbury, NY has continued to grow its fiber optic network infrastructure in the City of Saratoga and expand the number of businesses currently benefitting from the advanced services available.

All services are brought to the end user with a 100% fiber optic network.  This availability of fiber optic technology will provide Saratoga with the most advanced transport medium available in digital communications and provide a more competitive environment for business customers seeking affordable high quality communication services. The biggest benefit of fiber is that it can offer much faster speeds over much longer distances than traditional copper-based technologies like DSL and cable.  Even if typical broadband speeds become 1000 times faster in the next 20 years, a single existing fiber-optic connection will still be able to support it.

Because fiber optics uses light instead of electricity to transmit data, the frequencies that are used are much higher and the data capacity is much greater. The fiber optic cable itself is made from glass which is not susceptible to electromagnetic interference like metal cables. This allows data to flow over great distances without degrading. Interference and energy loss is the limiting factor for all types of communication transmissions and fiber optics handles these factors much better than other modes of transmission. In the future, more and more of our world will be connected via fiber optics as we outgrow the old copper based infrastructures.

PrimeLink, a subsidiary of the 113-year old Champlain Telephone Company, began its work in 1997 with the establishment of a 242-mile fiber optic backbone from Albany to Montreal.  This 40-million-dollar private investment represented the first network backbone of its kind in the Champlain Valley. PrimeLink’s goal from the beginning was to enhance the economics of the area and improve the quality of life and business climate in the communities it serves.

PrimeLink President and General Manager Greg MacConnell recently stated, “Our goal at PrimeLink has always been to provide our customers with cutting edge technology that gives all sized businesses the same opportunity to connect and communicate with the world.”

PrimeLink will be participating in the Saratoga Smart City Forum and Showcase on Thursday, July 14, 2016 hosted by IgniteU NY at the Saratoga City Center.  This event will feature presentations from Smart City leaders and visionaries.  PrimeLink is proud to be participating on the broadband panel.  For more information or to register for the event, visit

On average, PrimeLink is able to save business customers up to 20-30% on their communications budget.  For more information on PrimeLink services, please contact Account Executive Mark Sidoti at our Glens Falls office located on Big Bay Road at (518) 324-9320 or visit our website at