Press Release

Cortland, New York – March 15, 2023 – Empire Access, a fiber internet service provider in the Northeast US, announces plans to build out its fiber optic services in Cortland, New York. With expected completion in the fall of 2023, Empire Access will offer residents and businesses internet, TV, phone, and security solutions. This expansion will offer internet speeds of up to 1 Gigabit with a local customer service solution.

“Empire Access is not your typical broadband conglomerate. We’re based out of Prattsburgh, New York, and our team members are from the very communities we service,” said Empire Access CEO, Jim Baase. “You won’t experience promotion ending price hikes and should you need to contact us, there is a team member available 24/7/365 to answer your questions. We take pride in the products and services we offer, and we look forward to building relationships in Cortland.”

Empire Access pairs its high-speed fiber optic internet with a complete array of telecommunication and security services:

  • Streaming TV delivering crystal clear, 100% HD picture quality, restart TV, Whole Home DVR, and much more
  • Home and business phone plans, covering all your favorite features such as toll-free numbers, voicemail, hosted phone systems, and more
  • Internet of Things security, home automation, and 24/7 video monitoring. Ability to remotely lock and unlock doors, control appliances, climate control, security management, and more right from your computer or smart device
  • Advanced business services including, enterprise Wi-Fi, high-security fire walls, business emails, audio and video conferencing, dark fiber, and metro-Ethernet

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