Optical Communications Group (OCG) Remains 100% 'All Systems Go' Through Superstorm Sandy



OCG is Available to Support Networks with Additional Capacity During This Time of Recovery

GLENDALE, NY – November 6, 2012 – Optical Communications Group (OCG), a privately-held fiber optic connectivity provider with network reach across New York's five boroughs and neighboring New Jersey shorelines, announces its network remained 100% up and running during Superstorm Sandy. While the storm impacted many networks, particularly in and around New York City, OGC's network has remained connected and online throughout the duration of the storm and its aftermath. With many businesses and carriers in the area still recovering, OCG is available to those network operators looking to restore and/or enhance their communications and back-up systems.

As the rehabilitation of communities continues, OCG's team is available to offer additional support to those areas in need of assistance. OCG's President, Brad Ickes, a former NYPD officer, has been with his team, working with the local police and rescue officials, to assist with first responders and emergency crews' post-Sandy recovery efforts, in areas most devastated, such as Staten Island and the Rockaways.

"A storm of this magnitude leaves many people without essentials such as power and Internet," states Brad Ickes, President of OCG. "At OCG, our first priority is assisting those in need while keeping our network online. OCG has the tools to offer support and is making full use of these resources. Now is the time for us New Yorkers to come together, as we have done before, to get everyone back online, safe and secure, as soon as possible."

Networks that have been displaced by the storm can work with OCG to connect buildings and customers. With diverse network connections throughout New York and New Jersey, OCG's terrestrial and subsea network provides necessary availability. OCG can connect enterprise and carrier networks alike to transcontinental and domestic networks from the Long Island landing stations without going through Manhattan. To find out how you access connectivity with OCG, contact info@ocgfiber.com or 718-326-4340.   

For more information on OCG, visit www.ocgfiber.com.


About Optical Communications Group (OCG)

Optical Communications Group (OCG), formed in 1998, is a privately-held fiber optic connectivity provider with network reach across New York's five boroughs and neighboring New Jersey shorelines. OCG offers high bandwidth fiber optic transmission capacity to a wide range of enterprise customers, voice/data carriers, and government. OCG owns and operates a facilities-based network, with direct control for end-to-end network quality. OCG's team provides an extensive array of offerings including the design, construction and maintenance of fiber optic networks. Its proficiency in managing the "last mile" contributes to its reputation as an organization that provides a lower cost, secure, quality solution for its clients' fiber transport needs. For more information, please visit www.ocgfiber.com.

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