Originally posted on Data Center POST

In an era when internet connectivity has become an essential part of our daily lives, Empire Access, named the fastest internet provider in the Northeast by PCMag, is taking significant strides to ensure that communities across Northern Pennsylvania and New York’s Southern Tier have access to reliable high-speed internet. Recently, the company celebrated a groundbreaking moment as it commenced a 176-mile fiber optic expansion into Scranton, Pennsylvania, with the first 86-mile phase scheduled for completion by the end of 2023, followed by an additional 90 miles set for completion in 2024.

Empire Access: Redefining High-Speed Connectivity

Empire Access’ expansion into Scranton is part of its broader strategy to bring high-speed internet, streaming, phone plans, and security solutions to small towns and communities in New York’s Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Prattsburgh, NY, Empire Access has built a reputation for delivering rapid internet that has earned it the distinction of the fastest in the Northeast, according to PCMag. This expansion will provide affordable and reliable internet access to both businesses and residents in Scranton.

A Commitment to Community

Jim Baase, CEO at Empire Access, highlighted the company’s commitment to supporting communities like Scranton. He emphasized that Empire Access is a service provider deeply rooted in its communities, with 24/7/365 customer service teams based in the towns and cities they serve. This localized approach sets Empire Access apart from its competitors, as the company truly understands the unique needs of the communities it serves.

A Comprehensive Suite of Services

In addition to high-speed fiber optic internet, Empire Access offers a comprehensive array of telecommunication and security services, including IoT security, home automation, crystal-clear streaming TV with 100% HD picture quality, restart TV, Whole Home DVR, and more. Their home and business phone plans cover a range of features, including toll-free numbers and hosted phone systems.

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