Empire Access to Expand Fiber Services in Finger Lakes Region

  • Empire Access
CANADAIGUA, NY — Empire Access, a telecommunications service provider based in the Finger Lakes region of New York, has completed its acquisition of Axcess Ontario and is planning to expand its fiber network to offer high-speed Internet, phone and security solutions to residential and business customers within Ontario County.

Through this acquisition, Empire Access adds over 200 miles of fiber optic network to its existing multi-county network infrastructure. Empire plans to accelerate its expansion of fiber optic service in Ontario County with this newly acquired network.

“We’re excited to announce that we have finalized the acquisition of the Axcess Ontario network,” said Jim Baase, COO of Empire Access. “This allows us to offer our industry leading Fiber Optic Gigabit Internet, phone and security to homes and businesses throughout Ontario County.”

Axcess Ontario Fiber Ring
The Axcess Ontario fiber ring is a 200-plus-mile open-access fiber optic network in Ontario County in Upstate New York. Since 2005, Axcess Ontario has built and maintained a robust open-access fiber optic network infrastructure within Ontario County. The open-access network provides advanced connectivity for telecommunications. The Axcess Ontario fiber ring has been recognized as a national broadband model and is the epitome of 21st century public infrastructure.

"Empire Access is a family-owned and operated company, and our goal is to continue Axcess Ontario’s original mission of providing cutting-edge communications services to the local communities,” said Jim Baase, COO of Empire Access.”

Empire Access currently offers residential and business fiber optic services in the Village of Naples, NY, along with a wide array of fiber optic business services in the Cities of Canandaigua and Geneva, the Village of Victor and Honeoye. The company will expand residential and business service to surrounding communities in the upcoming months and offer fiber optic high-speed Internet, phone and security solutions to residential and business customers within Ontario County.


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