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Press Release -- March 15th, 2023
Source: empire-access

Empire Access to Introduce Fiber Internet to Cortland, NY

The fastest internet in the Northeast United States is coming to
Cortland, NY, in the fall of 2023

Cortland, NY, 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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Check Empire Access’ availability in your area by visiting:, calling (800) 338-3300, or emailing

About Empire Access:

Founded in 1896 with a single telephone line in Prattsburgh, NY, Empire Access has grown significantly as a local communications provider serving large areas of Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Empire Access offers a wide range of products and services from scalable high-speed fiber optic internet, TV, phone, and advanced security solutions. Responding to a variety of business and consumer needs, Empire Access continues to expand into new areas while retaining a strong focus on local and personalized customer service. In 2017, 2018, and 2021, Empire Access was awarded Best Internet Service Provider in the Southern Tier region of New York. Empire Access has been named as the fastest Internet Service Provider in the Northeastern United States for two consecutive years by PC Mag. In January of 2023, Empire Access closed on a majority investment from funds controlled by Antin Infrastructure Partners.

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