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Press Release -- April 24th, 2023
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Empire Access Expands Further into Northeast Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg, Hazleton, and Nanticoke will receive the fastest Internet in the Northeast United States

Prattsburgh, New York – April 24, 2023 – Empire Access, a Northeast fiber optic service provider, is set to continue its expansion strategy with service to Bloomsburg, Hazleton, and Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. When completed in Fall of 2023, the buildout will offer residents and businesses Gigabit-speed  Internet, TV, phone, and security solutions.

Headquartered in Prattsburgh, New York, Empire Access provides fiber optic-backed Internet services to smaller-in-size communities in upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Empire Access primarily serves areas without access to high-speed Internet and provides businesses and residential customers alike with reliable connectivity, ranked the fastest Internet in the Northeast by PCMag. This expansion adds three new communities to Empire Access’ network which has seen significant growth over the past year.

“The demand for reliable Internet access drives us to continue expanding to communities in need,” said Jim Baase, CEO at Empire Access. “We believe that each community is critical to what we do, and we take pride in our local support teams. By keeping our customer service and construction at the local level, we stay closely connected to the communities we are a part of. Unlike many of our competitors, our customers will not see sudden price increases. We firmly offer the best Internet at an affordable price. We are excited to welcome Bloomsburg, Hazleton, and Nanticoke to the Empire Access family!”

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

  • IoT security, home automation and 24/7 video monitoring with the 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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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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