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Ontario Telephone Company Inc. Rings in Celebration of 100 Years of Service in Phelps

Phelps, NY Oct. 19, 2007 - To celebrate its 100 years of serving Phelps and Clifton Springs residents, Ontario Telephone Company Inc. is holding a special event on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at its Phelps facility.

The anniversary celebration, taking place in conjunction with the annual Harvest Festival, will include facility tours, switch-technology demonstrations, craft activities and refreshments. Attendees will have the chance to win 500 minutes of free long distance service over a three-month period.

"During the last century, Phelps and Clifton Springs residents have relied on Ontario Telephone Company Inc. for high-quality telephone service and support," said Paul Griswold, president and CEO, Ontario and Trumansburg Telephone Companies and Finger Lakes Technologies Group Inc. "We are pleased to celebrate our 100 years of service with our customers."

Ontario Telephone Company, Inc. was purchased by Hovey H. Griswold to serve customers in the villages of Phelps and Clifton Springs, N.Y., and it has been operated by the Griswold family ever since. Trumansburg Home Telephone Company, which serves Trumansburg, Interlaken and Ovid, NY, was added to the Ontario Telephone family of companies in 1927. Paul, the fourth generation of Griswolds, assumed management of the company in 1995.