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Empire Access to Bring Fiber Internet to Canandaigua


The fastest internet in the Northeast United States is expanding in the Finger Lakes.

Empire Access, a fiber internet service provider declared the fastest internet in the Northeast, is set to expand into Canandaigua. The build-out, which is set to be complete in the spring of 2023, will offer residents and businesses internet, TV, phone, and security solutions.

“We often find that when we build out towns and cities, the service that is currently available for the community does not meet the standards that we demand,” said Jim Baase, CEO at Empire Access. “We force our competitors to improve their services by offering the community a better option for faster, lower-priced internet service. That is what we plan to do for the Canandaigua community.”

Check Empire Access’ availability in your area by visiting: https://www.empireaccess.com/where-we-are/check-location

Founded in 1896 with a single telephone line in Prattsburgh, Steuben County, 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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