Weather Alert

 

Empire Access is closely monitoring upcoming winter storm Harper, which may affect our service area over the next few days.

 

Empire's emergency response plan has been activated and we're making all the necessary preparations to quickly respond to any impact on our network. We're augmenting staff at our Service Centers in anticipation of the storm. Crews and contractors have been placed on standby, while equipment and supplies are being distributed as needed throughout our service area.


We will continue to track the path of the storm and monitor its effect on our network throughout the event - keeping our customers posted on our network status page at https://status.empireaccess.com/.

May 16, 2018

(Canandaigua, NY) – Empire Access, a leading telecommunications service provider based in the Finger Lakes region of New York, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Axcess Ontario.

Through this acquisition, Empire Access adds over 200 miles of fiber optic network to its existing multi-county network infrastructure. Empire plans to accelerate its expansion of fiber optic service in Ontario County with this newly acquired network.

“We’re excited to announce that we have finalized the acquisition of the Axcess Ontario network” said Jim Baase, COO of Empire Access. “This allows us to offer our industry leading Fiber Optic Gigabit Internet, phone and security to homes and businesses throughout Ontario County.”

 

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The Axcess Ontario fiber ring is a 200-plus-mile open-access fiber optic network in Ontario County in Upstate New York. Since 2005, Axcess Ontario has built and maintained a robust open-access fiber optic network infrastructure within Ontario County. The open-access network provides advanced connectivity for telecommunications. The Axcess Ontario fiber ring has been recognized as a national broadband model and is the epitome of 21st century public infrastructure.

"Empire Access is a family-owned and operated company, and our goal is to continue Axcess Ontario’s original mission of providing cutting-edge communications services to the local communities,” said Jim Baase, COO of Empire Access.”

Empire Access currently offers residential and business fiber optic services in the Village of Naples, NY, along with a wide array of fiber optic business services in the Cities of Canandaigua and Geneva, the Village of Victor and Honeoye. The company will expand residential and business service to surrounding communities in the upcoming months and offer fiber optic high-speed Internet, phone and security solutions to residential and business customers within Ontario County.

About Empire Access
After starting in 1896 with one telephone line in Prattsburgh, NY, Empire Access has grown significantly as a family‐owned, locally based communications provider serving large areas of Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Today’s Empire offers a wide range of products and services from basic phone service to customized phone solutions, scalable high‐speed Fiber Optic Internet, basic to enhanced digital TV service and advanced security solutions. Responding to a variety of business and consumer needs, Empire continues to expand into new areas while retaining a strong focus on local, personalized customer service. In 2017, Empire Access was awarded Best Internet Service Provider in the Southern Tier.

Empire Access offers Fiber Optic service in Arkport, Batavia, Bath, Big Flats, Burdett, Canandaigua, Canisteo, Corning, Dansville, Elmira, Geneva, Hammondsport, Honeoye, Hornell, LeRoy, Montour Falls, Naples, North Hornell, Odessa, Prattsburgh, Penn Yan, Warsaw, Watkins Glen, and Waverly in New York and Sayre, Athens, South Waverly and Troy in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.empireaccess.com.