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SavOn Parent Invests in Fiber Optic Technology

ONEIDA, N.Y. — SavOn Convenience Stores parent Oneida Nation Enterprises struck a deal with Northland Communication to extend the company’s fiber optics network to areas of central New York not currently served by this infrastructure.

This communication upgrade is underway and expected to be completed in early 2016, reported the Indian Country Today Media Network. The advanced fiber optics network is intended to provide the tribe’s enterprises and other businesses with unlimited bandwidth, secure data connections and increased reliability.

SavOn is one of many organizations that stands to benefit, according to the news outlet.

“By making this investment in fiber optic technology, we’re creating the ultimate experience for our guests, establishing opportunities for other local businesses and residents, and we’re able to work with a local company to do it,” Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter said.

This next-generation of Internet technology and telecommunications will far surpass current cable connections, added Jim McCarthy, president of Utica-based Northland Communication.

“We are extremely proud of this project for several reasons,” said McCarthy. “The partnership with the Oneida Nation provides a huge growth opportunity for us and also creates an advanced and more competitive market for other area businesses.”

Oneida-based Oneida Nation Enterprises is one of central New York’s largest employers. The company operates 13 SavOn convenience stores.

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