Champlain Telephone & PrimeLink Announce Selection of Director of Outside Plant Operations

Champlain, NY- Greg MacConnell, Vice-President and CFO of Champlain Telephone Company, has announced the selection of Steve MacNerland as the Director of Outside Plant Operations at Champlain Telephone, and sister company PrimeLink. MacNerland brings a diverse background to the position including experience as an Installer, Cable Splicer, Central Office Technician, Level 3 Internet Technician, and most recently the Manager of Unified Communications. Steve has been with Champlain Telephone and PrimeLink since 2006. His major accomplishments include Metaswitch Training Certification, Nortel Specialist Certification, Core Cisco Switch installation and provisioning, and the development and launch of the Hosted PBX product for the companies. MacNerland is an alumni of SUNY Canton where he studied Electrical Engineering.

In the role of Director of Outside Plant Operations, MacNerland will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Outside Plant Department to accomplish network construction, maintenance, operations support, and project activities in a timely and cost-effective manner. He will provide leadership in programs and directives to maintain and improve all facets of the Champlain Telephone and PrimeLink telecommunications network infrastructure. Greg MacConnell recently stated, “We are very pleased to have Steve continue to grow on our management team. We are confident that he will cultivate the tradition of excellence that our customers have come to expect.”

The Champlain Telephone Company is a regulated telecommunications company providing local residential and commercial telephone service to Champlain, Mooers, Mooers Forks, Rouses Point and Altona. With more than 100 years of experience providing service to upstate New York, CTC is well established in the communities it serves. PrimeLink, its sister company, was established in 1997 and is a full-service telecommunications company providing a wide array of advanced telecommunications services, including broadband internet access, local and long- distance telephone service, hosted and traditional phone systems, and collocation facilities. PrimeLink gives its customers access to some of the most advanced communications services through its fiber optic network and continues to introduce products and technology that lead the industry.

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