600+ Mile Fiber Optic Infrastructure



Southern Tier Network, Inc. (STN) www.southerntiernetwork.org is accepting letters of interest for the full-time position of Outside Plant Engineer.
The role will provide design, engineering, permitting, construction drawings, fiber assignments, troubleshooting analysis and resolution, engagement with Utility providers, Carriers, Service Providers, and Customer engagement.  Use the link below for more information.

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Who We Serve

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STN’s dark fiber network allows carriers to extend their organization’s fiber reach across the Southern Tier market.

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STN will solve your bandwidth, security and redundancy needs with connectivity solutions that are USAC and E-Rate eligible.

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STN’s middle mile network infrastructure enables customized, end-to-end connectivity with nearly unlimited bandwidth capacity in a secure environment that you control.

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From building municipal fiber networks to migrating the business of government to the cloud, the quality of a community’s infrastructure and IT services are directly related to the vibrancy of its economy and satisfaction of residents.

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STN currently does not offer residential Internet connectivity.

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Service Provider

Service Providers can gain rapid market access to enterprise and residential customers across STN’s 600+ mile network.

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Our Network

Who We are

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Southern Tier Network, Inc. (STN) is a nonprofit, open access telecommunication company that operates and leases bandwidth on its middle mile, dark fiber network infrastructure.

Why Choose Us

Our open access, nonprofit business model coupled with diverse routes connecting all urban, industrial and educational centers within our region enables our customers to rapidity execute their go-to-market strategy and achieve a superior return on their investment.

Low Cost

Tailored lease and IRU options to meet your financial requirements.


Network status monitored 24/7/365 via Network Operations Center.


Symmetrical and scalable speeds up to 100 Gbs/second.


Dedicated network infrastructure.

Open Access

Multiple Service Providers available.


600+ miles including metro and rural areas in the Southern Tier region.

Latest News


The Board of Directors of the Southern Tier Network (STN) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Gasper as Chief Executive Officer of the organization.

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Town of Nichols, Tioga County NY, to be part of the NYS's ConnectALL Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Pilot Program

June 13, 2022 - The Town of Nichols has been named one of four communities to take part in New York State’s ConnectALL program.

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Regional Demographics

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Regional Benefits

Job Creation

Approximately 50 new jobs/year since 2011

Community Anchors

Connected 60+ K-12 schools; 3 BOCES campuses; 28 Public Libraries; Enhanced Public Safety - 10 emergency radio towers and 5, 911 centers

Grant Activity

$50 million in broadband grants awarded or pending

Rural Access

40% of STN’s network reaches unserved areas


Has grown by 15% per year since 2011 and calls are averaging more than 2,500/week

Municipal Productivity

Unlimited capacity, up to 1000 times the speed with 80% savings from previous telecommunication contracts.

Success Stories

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