January 31, 2015

(Bath, NY) – At the 2015 Central Steuben Chamber of Commerce Awards Ceremony on Saturday, January 31 at the American Legion in Bath, NY Empire Access was presented with the Business of The Year award.

Brian Wagner, Chief Operating Officer of Empire Access accepted the award on behalf of the company. Empire has provided telecommunication services in Steuben County for over 100 years, dating back to 1896 in Prattsburgh, NY.

Empire Chamber Award 2015

In 2013, Empire Access expanded their service area further into Steuben County by offering Fiber Optic Internet, TV, Phone and Security services in the Villages of Bath and Hammondsport. In addition to Bath and Hammondsport, Empire has recently extended their Fiber service to Branchport, The Villages of Montour Falls, Watkins Glen and Waverly in NY and The Boroughs of Athens, Sayre, South Waverly and Troy in PA. The company is currently building into Arkport, Batavia, Big Flats, Canisteo, Hornell and Naples with additional markets to be announced soon. Empire is excited about the opportunity to grow their Fiber Optic service coverage area, and deliver telecommunication services to customers using cutting edge industry technology.

About Empire Access and Empire/North Penn Telephone
After starting in 1896 with one telephone line in Prattsburgh, NY, Empire/North Penn Telephone 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 IP digital phone, scalable high-speed Fiber Optic Internet, basic to enhanced digital TV service to advanced security solutions. Answering a variety of business and consumer needs, Empire continues to expand into new areas while retaining a strong focus on local, personalized customer service.

Empire currently operates business offices in Prattsburgh and Roseville, PA with new offices opening soon in Batavia, Bath, Hornell and Sayre, PA.

For more information or to speak with an Empire Access fiber optic expert, please call 800-338-3300 or visit www.empireaccess.com.