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Press Release -- August 10th, 2023
Source: empire-access

Empire Access Brings Fiber Optic Services to Erie, Pennsylvania

Businesses and Homeowners will have access to the
Fastest Internet in the Northeast

Erie, PA, August 10, 2023 – Empire Access, a fiber internet service provider declared the fastest internet in the Northeast, announces expansion of services to Eire, Pennsylvania. Erie home and business owners will have access to award-winning internet, streaming, phone, and security solutions when service availability begins launching in the Fall of 2023.

Empire Access continues its expansion strategy spanning large parts of Northern Pennsylvania and New York’s Southern Tier with service to Erie. Headquartered in Prattsburgh, New York, Empire Access primarily serves communities which lack access to reliable internet and provides businesses and residential customers alike with rapid internet services, which are ranked the fastest in the Northeast United States by PCMag. In addition to Empire Access’ market-leading services, it provides plans at an affordable price without promotion-ending gimmicks.

“Our aim is to provide the best and fastest services to meet our customers’ demands,” states Jim Baase, CEO at Empire Access. “We are excited to join the Erie community and look forward to offering our top services! Community is critical to how we operate, and we take pride in our local customer support teams which allow us to better serve our customers. Our goal is to provide the best services in the markets we enter, therein challenging our competitors to keep up. We appreciate this opportunity to join the Erie community and look forward to growing together!”

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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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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