June 5, 2018

(Prattsburgh, NY) – Empire Access has launched state‐of‐the‐art fiber optic Internet, TV and Phone services in the Village of Elmira Heights, NY. Empire now provides super high‐speed service, offering up to 10X faster connections than with cable or DSL Internet services. This new fiber service utilizes Corning Inc. fiber optic products to deliver service, and is being offered to both residential and business customers.

“Expanding fiber optic service to the Village of Elmira Heights is very exciting for our company. Our fiber provides residents and businesses in Elmira Heights with a new industry-leading option for their Internet, TV and Phone service,” said Jim Baase, Chief Operating Officer for Empire Access.

Empire fiber optic service offers unique technological advantages to the Village of Elmira Heights that most other areas its size – and much larger communities – do not yet have. Regional cities such as Rochester cannot access area‐wide fiber optic Internet service. Along with featuring very affordable plans (priced below competitors’ slower offerings) for 100 Mbps (Megabits per second) downloads/20 Mbps uploads, fiber optics are far more reliable and not prone to slow downs due to issues caused by weather, congestion, and number of users online, as each customer has their own dedicated connection. Empire offers residential Internet download speeds up to 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) for highly demanding needs for just $65 per month.

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Along with fiber optic‐based Internet service, Empire also offers a complete array of communications and security services –
• Television – delivering 100% digital picture quality, over 200 channels, free HD channels, watchTVeverywhere, Whole Home DVR capabilities and additional features through a variety of plan choices
• Home and business phone service – including various plans with business options including unlimited calling plans, toll‐free numbers, hosted phone systems, voice mail and others
• Security and home automation – such as 24/7 video monitoring and in‐home or business‐based automation, the ability to remotely manage security, lock and unlock doors, control appliances, adjust heating/cooling and more from a smartphone, tablet, or computer

“We are a local company and are focused on continuing fiber optic expansion to more communities in Chemung County in the upcoming months,” said Jim Baase, Chief Operating Officer for Empire Access.

Because Empire Access is part of a locally/family‐owned and ‐operated company, originally founded in 1896, the organization is known for their knowledgeable, reliable and responsive service. Live customer support is available 24/7/365.

For more information or to speak with an Empire Access fiber optic expert, please call 800‐338‐3300 or visit www.empireaccess.com.

About Empire Access
After starting in 1896 with one telephone line in Prattsburgh, NY, Empire Access has grown significantly as a family‐owned, locally based communications provider serving large areas of Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Today’s Empire offers a wide range of products and services from basic phone service to customized phone solutions, scalable high‐speed Fiber Optic Internet, basic to enhanced digital TV service and advanced security solutions. Responding to a variety of business and consumer needs, Empire continues to expand into new areas while retaining a strong focus on local, personalized customer service. In 2017, Empire Access was awarded Best Internet Service Provider in the Southern Tier.

Empire Access offers Fiber Optic service in Arkport, Batavia, Bath, Big Flats, Burdett, Canandaigua, Canisteo, Corning, Dansville, Elmira, Elmira Heights, Geneva, Hammondsport, Honeoye, Hornell, LeRoy, Montour Falls, Naples, North Hornell, Odessa, Prattsburgh, Penn Yan, Warsaw, Watkins Glen, and Waverly in New York and Sayre, Athens, South Waverly and Troy in Pennsylvania.

The company’s website can be found at www.empireaccess.com.

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